Welcome to the Flag City BalloonFest!
Aug. 9 - 11, 2019 marks our 20th year with the Flag City BalloonFest taking place in Findlay/Hancock County! We so look forward to what this year has in store. This year we have 35+ 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.
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.
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. The competition event 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. As we confirm balloons, we will update our page with who you can expect to see flying this year.
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, Car and Motorcycle Show, 5K run, Knockerball, music, 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.
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.
By entering the premises of Flag City Balloonfest (FCBF), you understand that you may be photographed, filmed, or videotaped and you hereby give FCBF the unqualified right to take pictures and/or recordings of you and grant the perpetual right to use your likeness, image, photo (collectively, “image”), without compensation, for broadcast or exhibition in any medium and to put the finished pictures/recordings to any legitimate use without limitation or reservation. You hereby waive, release and forever discharge FCBF from and against any and all claims or actions arising out of or resulting from any use of your image. FCBF shall not be obligated to use, and may elect not to use, your image.