Illinois has a festival to celebrate just about everything, but it’s the ones that turn your eyes to the skies that are the most spectacular. Hot air balloons are stunning whether they’re on the ground or amongst the clouds, and so are the views. Day or night, these incredible balloon festivals amaze and delight.

Even if your local community doesn’t host one of these high-flying events, there’s sure to be one coming up soon nearby. Keep scrolling for dates and locations so you don’t miss a thing.

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