Balloon Classic & Fireworks

Event Details
Time 4:00 p.m.
Days Friday, July 26 - Sunday, July 28
Location Kent State University at Stark/Stark State College
Balloon Classic & Fireworks FAQ

Balloon Classic & Fireworks Pilot Applications and Vendor Applications are now available! 

The Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival Balloon Classic & Fireworks 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. The 2019 event will be July 26, 27, and 28.  

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 which will occur on 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! 

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

 For more information on volunteering please email event manager, Andrea Hartman, at

The Balloon Classic & Fireworks Pilot Application is now available. CLICK HERE to access the 2019 Balloon Classic & Fireworks Pilot Application!

Concession vendor applications are now available. CLICK HERE to access the 2019 Balloon Classic & Fireworks Vendor Application. 

Sponsorship opportunities are available by contacting Chris Gumpp (330) 458-2055 for 2019.

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