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Sat, Jun 29


Howell High School Complex

Michigan Challenge Balloonfest - Howell

Join us for at the 35th Year of Michigan Challenge Balloonfest! A Summer tradition for local families and a Pure Michigan destination waiting to be discovered by others! Balloons gracefully lift into the air, family activities for all ages, countless picturesque moments, and a full carnival.

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Michigan Challenge Balloonfest - Howell
Michigan Challenge Balloonfest - Howell

Time & Location

Jun 29, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT

Howell High School Complex, 1200 W Grand River Ave, Howell, MI 48843, USA

About the event

Howell, MI

Saturday June 29th


Ticket Price = $5 Members $10 Non Members

MOE = Randa

What to Expect -


Bring a Folding Chair or Blanket for Sitting

Free Parking

Carnival, Vendors, Concessions Available at Additional Cost

Live Music

Weather Permitting

Join us for at the 35th Year of Michigan Challenge Balloonfest! 38 Balloon Pilots will be competing for the state championship of hot air ballooning. A carnival and other events will be going on throughout the day. We plan to meet in time to see the mass balloon launch at 6 pm and then stick around until dusk when they will all be aglow and light up the night sky. It is a spectacular display!

We may be fortunate enough to meet a pilot however, there will not be any balloon rides available.

Additional Info:

"The Michigan Challenge Balloonfest event is one of the premier summertime activities in Michigan, offering entertainment for the entire family. This community event has activities planned for everyone – from skydiving and stunt kite shows to carnival rides, kid attractions, fireworks, and the always-popular balloon launches, fly-ins, and evening glow. There are lots of NEW events and attractions planned this year, and we look forward to seeing you there!"

For the comfort and safety of all who attend the Michigan Challenge Balloonfest, please follow these basic guidelines:

Remember to bring:

  • a jacket for the evening
  • a camera to take photos
  • comfortable walking shoes
  • lawn chairs, beach chairs or blankets
  • sunglasses
  • sunscreen and bug spray

Please leave pets and sparklers at home for safety reasons.

Remember, alcoholic beverages, grilling and smoking are prohibited at the site on schools grounds.

Balloon rides are not available during the event since the pilots are competing.

Visit the information booth for pilot information, and meet the pilots on the launch field at 5 p.m. on Saturday.


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