Ohio Hot Air Balloon Festivals and Events.

If you have never been to a hot air balloon festival, you really should add it to your bucket list.  The colorful balloons against the sky can be quite breathtaking.  Many of the festivals, also offer tethered and balloon rides for those who would like to see Ohio from a different vantage point.

HOT AIR BALLOON EVENTS AND FESTIVALS

MAY

GEAUGA COUNTY – (NE OH)

BLOSSOM TIME FESTIVAL –
Dates:  May 26-29, 2022
Balloon Glow – May 26th at 6pm
Location: Riverside Park, Chagrin Falls, OH
Facebook  page | www.cvjc.org

Blossom Time is the Jaycees’ signature event, taking place every Memorial Day Weekend in the village of Chagrin Falls.

 

JUNE

COSHOCTON COUNTY – (NE OH)

COSHOCTON BALLOON FESTIVAL 
Dates: June 9-11, 2022
Location: Coshocton County Fairgrounds, Coshocton
Free Admission and parking.
www.coshoctonhotairballoonfestival.com

Coshocton County has one of the longest running balloon festivals in Ohio with over 20 hot air balloons filling the skies. Musical entertainment, carnival rides, festive foods, crafters and an Antique Flea Market are just a few of the items lined up at this annual festival.

HOT AIR BALLOON FESTIVAL  
Dates:  TBA
Location: Debonne Vineyards
7840 Doty Road, Madison, OH  44057
440.466.3485 | debonne.com
This is a ticketed event. In order to park you need to have your parking ticket.

 

ASHLAND COUNTY – (NE OH)

ASHLAND BALLOONFEST 
Dates: June 23-25, 2022
Location: Freer Field, SR 60 (Center St.) & Morgan Ave. Ashland
ashlandballoonfest.com

“…enjoy lots of other activities: Balloon Glow, Balloon races, stage performances, sport tournaments, displays, exhibits, food and more.”

 



JULY

HAMILTON COUNTY – (SW OH)

LAROSA’S BALLOON GLOW
Date: July 3, 2022
Location: Coney Island, 6201 Kellogg Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45230
Phone: 513.232.8230 | coneyislandpark.com

 

BUTLER COUNTY – (SW OH)

THE OHIO CHALLENGE 
Dates: July 15-16, 2022
Location: Butler County Warbirds
2301 Wedekind Dr, Middletown, OH 45042
ohiochallenge.com

 

STARK COUNTY – (NE OH)

PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME BALLOON CLASSIC & FIREWORKS
Dates: July 29-31, 2022
Time:  see schedule
Location:  Kent State University at Stark/Stark State College, Canton, OH
profootballhoffestival.com/balloon-classic-invitational

The Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival Balloon Classic attracts balloonists from throughout the United States. It has become one of the most popular of all Festival events with more than 130,000 spectators viewing the balloon activities over the weekend. There are a total of five scheduled flights each year, and an exciting Night Glow on Friday evening.…
4 – 10 pm





 


AUGUST

DEFIANCE COUNTY – (NW OH)

DEFIANCE COUNTY HOT AIR BALLOON FESTIVAL
Date:  August 6, 2022
Time: TBA
Location:  20399 Airport Road, Defiance, OH 43512
Facebook page. 


MEDINA COUNTY – (NE OH)

BALLOONS OVER WADSWORTH
Date:  TBA
Time:
Location: Wadsworth Municipal Airport
840 Airport Dr., Wadsworth, OH 44281

 MAIN STREET WADSWORTH AUGUST FIRST FRIDAY:
Up, Up & Away! featuring the American Legion Pig Roast.
Date: August 5, 2022
Time: 5:30-8:30pm
Location: Main Street Wadsworth
102 Main Street, Suite 20, Wadsworth, OH 44281
mainstreetwadsworth.org

 

UNION COUNTY – (CENTRAL OH)

ALL OHIO BALLOON FEST  
Dates: August 11-13, 2022
Location: Union County Airport, 15000 Weaver Rd., Marysville
allohioballoonfest.com

 

HANCOCK COUNTY – (NW OH)

FLAG CITY BALLOONFEST
Dates: August 12-14, 2022
Location: Emory Adams Park
1861 South Blanchard Street, Findlay, OH 45840, Findlay, Ohio 45840
flagcityballoonfest.com

MAHONING COUNTY – (NE-OH)

MASTROPIETRO WINERY BALLOON FEST
Date: August
Time:
Location:  14558 Ellsworth Road, Berlin Center, OH  44401
330.547.2151 | mastropietrowinery.com

 

For area visitor information
visit Mahoning County Convention & Visitors Bureau

 

 


SEPTEMBER

CHAMPAIGN COUNTY – (SW OH)

BALLOON FEST 
Dates: September 9-10, 2022
Location: Historic Grimes Field
1636 North Main Street, Urban, OH
balloonfestohio.com

 

Ravenna Balloon A-Fair
Photo courtesy of Ravenna Balloon A-Fair

PORTAGE COUNTY – (NE OH)

RAVENNA BALLOON A-FAIR
Dates: September 16-18, 2022
Location: Downtown Ravenna and SUNBEAU Valley Farm, Ravenna, Ohio
ravennaballoonafair.com


For area visitor information visit
Central Portage VCB.

 

 

 

 


STARK COUNTY – (NE OH)

MAIZE VALLEY’S HOT AIR BALLOON LIFT OFF
Dates: September TBA
Location: Maize Valley
6193 Edison St NE, Hartville, Ohio 44632
maizevalley.com

 

For more Ohio winery information or events visit discoverohiowines.com.

 

HOT AIR BALLOON RIDES

LAKE COUNTY – (NE OH)

Want to ride in a balloon? Below we have listed information about where you can sign up for hot air balloon rides in Ohio.  Before booking any rides, please review and/or discuss all rules with each vendor and verify insurance. 

SUMMER TETHERED HOT AIR BALLOON RIDES
Dates:
Location: Debonne Vineyards
7840 Doty Road, Madison, Ohio 44057
Phone: 440-466-3485
debonne.com

WEATHER PERMITTING ~ RESERVATIONS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED

Rides are 6:30-8:30 p.m. Bring your family and friends out for this unique experience. Check out the winery property from a bird’s eye view (50-70 feet approx.) as the hot air balloon lifts you up into the sky for a tethered ride.

 


 

HOT AIR BALLOON VENDORS

NE OHIO

America’s Unknown Destinations – Kent
330.673.4180

Soaring Sports – Cleveland
855.266.7627

Fun Makers Inc – Tallmadge
330.633.3288

NW OHIO

Ventures Aloft Hot Air Balloon Rides – Norwalk
419.677.8400

CENTRAL OHIO

Balloon Masters Inc. – Columbus
614-870-2539

Mid-Ohio Balloon Adventures, LLC – Mt. Gilead
419.560.7535

SE OHIO

Gentle Breeze Hot Air Balloons – Cincinnatti & Dayton
513.932.9007


Banner photo credit:  Ashland County CVB.

Article by: D. Rock, MyOhioFun.com

Diane Rock is the owner and editor of MyOhioFun.com, NorthernOhioTourism.com and the Tea Cup Rescue Society. She is an avid baker, gardener, Little Free Library owner, who loves to read and travel.  She spends most of her days sharing her love of things to do in Ohio, as well as creating destinations and itineraries for group tours and individual travelers.

Editor’s note:  Part of this story ran in 2021.  The dates and additional events have been updated for the 2022 season. Any use of the above article or images without prior permission, will be in violation of copyright laws.

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