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 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival Balloon Classic & Fireworks annually attracts 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 of July 27, 28, and 29.

There is a total of five scheduled flights, weather permitting, and an exciting Night Glow on Friday evening. Added excitement is generated with the fabulous fireworks display occurring Saturday evening! There will be 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 will be a vendor to meet your appetite! The Balloon Classic & Fireworks is truly an event for all families and friends to attend! 

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 take will be on Saturday, July 28th. For more information please visit the event page.

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? Please click here to view the many volunteer opportunities at the Balloon Classic & Fireworks! For more information on volunteering please email event manager, Andrea Hartman, at

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Pro Football HOFEF 5K

Sponsorship opportunities are available by contacting Chris Gumpp (330) 458-2055

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