Marion County Balloon Festival

Indiana State Hot Air Balloon Festival

Date and time
August 20th - August 21st, 2022

Marion County Fairgrounds & Event Center
7300 E Troy Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46239

Gate opening: 6:00 pm
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Event Description

The Marion County Balloon Festival coming August 20th & 21st 2022 to the Marion County Fairgrounds in Indianapolis!

Get the whole family out for a great family fun time! See incredible Hot Air Balloons, check that bucket list and get a ride on a tethered Hot Air Balloon!

Gates open at 6pm each day!    

We will have a Kids Zone, with games and rides including trains, bounce house's, rock walls, zip line!

DJ & Live Music for your entertainment from a variety of Artists.

Lots & Lots of Craft & Retail Vendor Booths with tons of cool and interesting stuff for sale!

Food Vendors with bunches of fantastic Festival Style food to choose from!

Bucket List!! Tethered Hot air Balloon rides will be available for purchase at the event for $25 per person. While supplies last and weather dependent. Announcements on rides will be made at the event.

For the Grand Finale after 9pm EACH NIGHT we will have the fantastic Hot Air Balloon Glow & Laser show where we will light up all the balloons in unison with crowd participatory "Count Downs"! This show incorporates Music and visually stunning coordinated burns by the Hot Air Balloons & Lasers.. creating a Glow!

Bring your blankets, chairs and umbrellas and set up your own viewing spot!



  • Parking is FREE and onsite.  Watch for Parking signs. VIP Parking and Handicapped Parking available.
  • No Coolers allowed.
  • Balloon inflation will take place as soon a winds are low enough to be safe.  Listen for announcements during the event.  
  • Rain will not hinder the festival part of the event and the laser show.  It will hinder balloon inflation as balloon fabric obsorbs the rain.  If rain stops the balloons from setting up your tickets are good for another day or show.
  • Pets are not recommended. The "Burner" noise from the hot air balloons can get loud and is disturbing to dogs.  Service dogs are fine.
  • Blankets, Chairs, and personal umbrellas are permitted.  No alcohol is permtted.
  • Kids Zone requires tickets ranging from $1 to $10.  See vendors for details. We DO NOT Handle kids zone rides.  
  • Proceeds to benefit the Special Olympics 
  • Tickets are $20 adults, $8 Kids.  5 and under free. 
  • Tickets at the Gate will be higher $30 Adults $15 Kids
  • Balloon Rides are an additional $25 per person  




           Phone: 678-701-6114

          Text message: 678-737-4093


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