The Balloons Over Bay Harbor Team, Bay Harbor Village Hotel & Conference Center and the Bay Harbor Foundation cordially invite you to participate in the First Annual Balloons Over Bay Harbor Hot Air Balloon
Festival. This year’s event will be September 20 – 22. All launches will take place at the Bay Harbor Equestrian Center, 5251 Charlevoix Ave, Petoskey, MI 49770.
Balloons Over Bay Harbor will be a Family Fun Filled affair meant to attract thousands of excited visitors. Balloons Over Bay Harbor will offer pilots, friends and families a fun, non-competitive event with exceptional spectator and community involvement. FUN for everyone involved!
The First Annual Balloons Over Bay Harbor will host 12 balloons this first year and flights will be scheduled for Friday evening, Saturday morning & evening and Sunday morning. We also have balloon glows planned for Friday & Saturday evenings. Pilots may be asked to fly event sponsors during each flight, weather permitting.
We are happy to offer complimentary pilot rooms, possible discounted crew rooms, propane, pilot packs & outstanding hospitality! Please pay careful attention to the lodging questions on the application. This information will help us make sure we have sufficient accommodations for you and your crew.
Balloons Over Bay Harbor is by invitation only and only the first 12 pilots to submit completed paperwork will be admitted. Please email or mail your application as soon as possible. Confirmation letters will be emailed by April 15, 2019.
We are looking forward to seeing our friends, old and new, at the First Annual Balloons Over Bay Harbor
Hot Air Balloon Fest!
A colorful weekend that will feature hot air balloon races from a few of the best national pilots in the country that will commence over the skies of Bay Harbor. Also featuring craft wine, beer & spirits festival on the grounds of the majestic Bay Harbor Equestrian Center. Family fun and a fabulous main stage concert on Saturday night. A petting zoo for the kids and other festivities will be a part of this high soaring event!