5 Hot Air Balloon Festivals Around Cincinnati That Will Light Up Your Summer

We can all agree that there is just something magical about hot air balloons. To see them go from a pile on the ground to magnificent floating structures is a sight to behold, and the Cincinnati area celebrates these beautiful giants with some incredible festivals throughout this season. Some of these gatherings are right in our backyard, while others are just a short drive away, but it’s easy to see why these five hot air balloon festivals around Cincinnati will light up your summer.

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Cincinnati is such a fun place to be in the summer and these five hot air balloon festivals are just some of the reasons why. Do you make it an annual tradition to attend these nearby festivals? Which one is your favorite? Any we missed? Let us know in the comments!

For more summer fun in Cincy, check out our previous article featuring some of the area’s best water slides to help you cool off!