Balloon Classic & Fireworks

Event Details
Time 4:00 p.m.
Days Friday, July 27 - Sunday, July 29
Location Kent State University at Stark/Stark State College
Balloon Classic & Fireworks FAQ

The 2018 Balloon Classic & Fireworks will be held on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, July 27, 28, and 29.  There will be dozens of food and beverage vendors, musical entertainment, mobile tours, and children’s activities. 

Pilots click here to access the online pilot application! Applications are due Monday, April 2!

If you are a vendor and are interested in participating in the 2018 event please email event manager, Andrea Hartman, at or call 330-458-2054. 

The Up, Up & Away 5k will be on Saturday, July 28th. For more information please visit the event page.

The fantastic FIREWORKS extravaganza will take place on Saturday evening! 

Want to learn more about how hot air balloons operate? Please feel free to download the attached document, Ballooning 101.       

Are you looking to volunteer for the Balloon Classic & Fireworks? There are two very important areas for volunteers to get involved. To learn more please email event manager, Andrea Hartman, at



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