The 9th annual Kalamazoo Balloon Fest is coming up this weekend.

Kalamazoo Balloon Fest 2021 is taking place August 27th - 29th at Gull Meadow Farms in Richland.  Here's a complete guide including the full schedule of events.

  • Admission for Balloon Fest: Free
  • Parking: $5.00
  • Admission for Gull Meadow Farms activities: $9 per person (children under 36 inches tall get in free.)
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Here's the full schedule of events provided to us by Derrick Jones, the Direct or Events and Co-Found of Kalamazoo Balloon Fest.

Friday, August 27:

6:00 AM: Friday Morning Media Flight, Select Pilots, Gull Meadow Farms
7:02 AM: Select Hot-Air Balloons will take off from Gull Meadow Farms (Sunrise & Media Flight)
4:00 - 9:00 PM: Entertainment, Food & Craft Vendors at Gull Meadow Farms (bring your chairs, blankets, family & friends and enjoy an evening of family fun with MC Mr. Jim Engel)
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM: Mass Balloon Flight #1 at the Gull Meadow Farms Balloon Field
8:24 PM: Sunset
8:30 - 9:00 PM: Balloon Glow #1 at Gull Meadow Farms

Saturday, August 28:

7:03 AM: Sunrise
7:03 - 9:00 AM: Flight 2 "Fly-In". Balloons will fly into the Farm
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM: Entertainment & Vendors at Gull Meadow Farms
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM: CAR SHOW, ALL are welcome (Car Show will take place on the Balloon Field at Gull Meadow Farms)
4:30 - 5:30 PM: Pilot & Crew "Meet & Greet" on the Balloon Field at Gull Meadow Farms. Come & meet the Pilots & Crews and collect the Balloon Pilot Trading Cards and pilot signatures
6:30 PM - 8:22 PM: Mass Flight #3 - Launch from Gull Meadows. (bring your chairs, blankets, family & friends and enjoy an evening of family fun with MC Mr. Jim Engel)
8:22 PM: Sunset
8:30 - 9:00 PM: Balloon Glow #2 at Balloon Field at Gull Meadow Farms

Sunday, August 29:

7:04 AM: Sunrise
7:04 -9:00 AM: Mass Flight #4. Balloons will fly in to Gull Meadow Farms.


 

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In the meantime, please enjoy these beautiful photos and videos of Kalamazoo Balloon Fests of the past.

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