Balloon Classic

Event Details
Time 4 - 10 pm
Days Friday, July 30 - Sunday, August 1
Location Kent State University at Stark/Stark State College
Balloon Classic FAQ


The Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival Balloon Classic will attract balloonists from throughout the United States. It has become one of the most popular of all Festival events with more than 130,000 spectators viewing the balloon activities over the weekend. The 2021 event will be held on July 30, 31, August  and 1.  

There are a total of five scheduled flights, and an exciting Night Glow on Friday evening at 9:30pm. Added excitement will be generated by the fabulous fireworks display on Saturday at 10 PM! There will musical entertainment both Friday and Saturday nights along with two children's areas.

Whether you're in the mood for a funnel cake or a slice of pizza there is a vendor to meet your appetite! The Balloon Classic is truly an event for all families and friends to attend! Venue, food and vendors open at 4:00 PM Friday and Saturday!  See schedule below.

SCHEDULE:

Friday, July 30

6:30 - 7:00 a.m. Balloon Launch (weather permitting)

4:00 p.m. Venue, Food & Vendors Open

4 - 10 p.m. Balloon Activities:
Target Drop
Balloon Education Area
Children's Inflatables Area
Skydivers (sponsored by Kenan Advantage Group)

6:00 - 7:30 p.m. - Balloon Launches (weather permitting)

6:30 p.m. - Dance Fever

8:00 p.m. - Donut Eating Contest (provided by Mary Ann Donuts Cafe - no need to pre-register; just head to the stage area at 7:30 p.m. to participate)

8:30 p.m. - New Wave Nation

9:30 p.m. - The Night Glow



Saturday, July 31

6:30 - 7:30 a.m. Balloon Launch (weather permitting)

8:00 a.m. UP, UP & AWAY 5K (register at hofef5k.com)

4:00 p.m.  Venue, Food & Vendors Open

4 - 10 p.m. Balloon Activities: 
Target Drop
Balloon Education Area
Skydivers (sponsored by Kenan Advantage Group
)

6:00 - 7:30 p.m. - Balloon Launches (weather permitting)

6:30 p.m. - Country Redford

8:30 p.m. - Dustin Kines

10:00 p.m. - Fireworks (sponsored by Synchrony)



Sunday, August 1

6:30 - 7 a.m. Balloon Launch (weather permitting)

Due to ever-changing weather conditions, clearance for balloon lift-off is determined immediately prior to launch.

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