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Great Balloon Race

Event

Title:
Great Balloon Race
When:
07/28/2017 - 07/30/2017
Where:
Lake Storey - Galesburg, IL
Category:
Balloon Festivals
Contact Name:
Greg Saul
Contact Email:
cptfire@comcast.net
Event Website:
http://galesburgballoonrace.com/v2/

Description

2017 Schedule Of Events

Friday July 28th
3:00 p.m. until the beginning of the night glow
Craft vendors will be set up and selling items from food to homemade crafts by the shelter of the launch field.
6:00 p.m.
Mass ascension of balloons from Lake Storey Park, just west of the baseball fields. Fun crafts for the children to make courtesy of Galesburg Civic Art Center.

Dusk:1/2 the balloons will illuminate during the night glow.
 

Saturday July 29th
6:00 a.m.
The balloons will launch from an undetermined location and fly into the launch field to try and throw a beanbag at the target(s) located there.

11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Motorcycle Show. Signup for judging until 2pm for judging or just park your bike for everyone to see. Trophies awarded in 4 classes including; Best of American Made, Best of Foreign Made, People's Choice and Farthest Ride To The Show.
3:00 p.m. until the beginning of the night glow
Craft vendors will be set up and selling items from food to homemade crafts by the shelter of the launch field.
6:00 p.m.
Mass ascension of balloons from Lake Storey Park just west of the baseball fields. Fun crafts for the children to make courtesy of Dick Blick art supplies

Raffle Drawing for a Bradley Smoker!

Golf Ball Drop for a 50/50! (Balloon tethered and drop go;lf balls on an X on the ground. The closest tot he X wins the 50/50)

Dusk
Live rendition of our National Anthem. The other ½ of the balloons will then do the “night glow”.

Sunday July 30th
6:00 a.m.
The balloons will launch from an undetermined location and fly into the launch field to throw beanbags at the target(s) located there.
 
ALL TIMES ARE APPROXIMATE AND ALL EVENTS ARE WEATHER PERMITTING AND ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

(BALLOONS CAN NOT LAUNCH IF WINDS ARE OVER 10MPH)

 


Venue

Location:
Lake Storey - Website
Street:
1572 Machen Dr
ZIP:
61401
City:
Galesburg
State:
IL
Country:
United States