Spend The Day At This Hot Air Balloon Festival In Iowa For A Uniquely Colorful Experience

All summer long, Iowa’s small towns come alive with festivals and fairs that serve to entertain people from all over. While most of us are familiar with the State Fair, events along the Port of Dubuque, and the plethora of summer music festivals that our towns are starting to prepare for, did you know that Iowa is home to the most exciting hot air balloon festival in the country? The National Balloon Classic is held every summer in Indianola, Iowa. This year, the best Iowa Hot Air Balloon Festival will be held on July 27 – August 4 at Indianola’s Ballooon Classic Field ( 15335 Jewell St, Indianola, IA 50125). If you’ve never attended, you’re in for a real treat!

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Find more information on the National Balloon Classic right here. The full schedule has not been released yet, but it’s sure to include a flight over Des Moines, a Night Flight, and the Night Glow, along with endless entertainment!

For more of the best festivals in Iowa this summer, read 11 Can’t Miss Iowa Festivals That Show You The Heart Of The Hawkeye State and get ready to show off your Iowa pride.