Welcome to the Flag City Balloonfest.
This year’s Flag City Balloonfest, our 17th anniversary, is better and more exciting than ever. This year we have 48 balloons visiting Findlay with some new “Special Shape” balloons that have become crowd favorites. And we’ve scheduled many fun events and activities over the weekend for all to enjoy.
Visit our website at www.flagcityballoonfest.com and check the schedule often as it is updated frequently.
Each year the Flag City Balloonfest Committee works tirelessly to organize what has become Findlay’s Signature, and Most Popular annual event, and it is FREE to all who wish to attend. This is possible by the overwhelming local corporate sponsorship that increases year-to-year and allows the Balloonfest to continue to grow.
Again we welcome First Federal Bank as a returning Presenting Sponsor. First Federal Bank has been a long-time supporter of the Flag City Balloonfest, as have most of our sponsors.
Please visit the sponsor page on our website, and patronize these sponsors that support our community. They are truly the best of the best.
The Hot Air Balloon Competition will be as intense as ever with the pilots competing for National Points and Cash Awards. 40 balloons will be entered into the competition event which includes three competition flights aiming for targets that are located around the Greater Findlay area. These target locations are un-announced until just before each competition launch, and the pilots must make quick decisions for flight planning to reach these targets. So pick your favorite balloon and pilot, and follow their progress over the weekend.
When the balloons aren’t flying you can enjoy all the other activities going on over the weekend at Emory Adams Park. These include tethered balloon rides, helicopter rides over the City, Kids Fair with kid’s rides, pony rides, Radio Controlled Airplanes, 5K run, Corn Hole tournament, Spikeball Tournament, food vendors, and many more exciting things to do and see. The ever popular evening “Glow” on Friday and Saturday night and, weather permitting, Fireworks show on Saturday evening after the Glow. And as we did last year, we hope to raise over $30,000.00 to benefit local charities.
Bring the family, friends, and neighbors to enjoy Findlay’s most fun-filled weekend of the year.
Mission Statement: The Flag City Balloonfest is the premier annual community exposition for the citizens of Findlay and Northwest Ohio, which fosters community pride, growth and prosperity, while benefitting chosen charitable organizations.