Cleveland June 18, 2019
This Magical Hot Air Balloon Glow Near Cleveland Will Light Up Your Summer
Summertime in and around Greater Cleveland is a spectacular season. Not only does it bring warm weather to our region, but the season also treats area residents to Northeast Ohio’s best hot air balloon festival. Prepare for summer nights you’ll never forget, because this small-town festival will leave you with cherished memories and big dreams.
There's no summertime destination quite like Ashland, Ohio. Luckily for Clevelanders, it sits just an hour from our hometown!
As the county seat of Ashland County, you may be surprised to learn that this lovely little city is only home to around 20,000 residents. It claims to be "The World Headquarters of Nice People," a title visitors don't dare to argue with.
For nearly three decades, this quaint community has kicked off the summer season with sky-high fun.
From June 27-29, 2019, Ashland's sky will be filled with hot air balloons for a cherished small-town festival like no other. The event includes fun that the whole family can appreciate, and you'll enjoy a picturesque hot air balloon-infused backdrop to the festivities.
Entertainment, music, performances, and fair food galore abound at this festival, filling attendees up with good vibes.
Like any good street fair, the Ashland Balloonfest includes all the amenities needed for an unforgettable and indulgent time. The festivities take place at Freer Field and begin around 4 p.m. on Thursday. The final event of the day will begin around 9:15 p.m. on each and every evening of the celebration.
The most breathtaking experience of the entire celebration takes place after night falls.
During the Balloon Glow Encounter, you'll arrive roughly one hour before the balloons light up the night sky - around 8:15 p.m. However, as the night grows closer to 9:15 p.m., you will be astounded by the otherworldly beauty that unfolds.
At the Balloon Glow, you'll enjoy stunning views of illuminated balloons glowing against the dusk-kissed landscape.
The sunset is projected to take place around 8:31 p.m. on this weekend, so you'll be treated to the sweet sounds of crickets and frogs as the event begins.
This glow is particularly special, as it includes a light show choreographed to music.
This interactive display is fun for all ages and is a particularly mesmerizing experience. There's something magical about this old-fashioned festivity, and there's nothing quite like sharing it with your children or grandchildren.
A four-pack of tickets costs $50, and you'll want to reserve your spot as soon as possible. Space is limited at this exclusive event.
Whether you attend on June 27th, 28th, or 29th, secure your spot while you still can.
to purchase tickets.
As you bask in the light of these lovely balloons, you'll feel like you're soaking up the summer sun long after it has melted into the skyline.
This is one event you won't want to miss! Mark your calendar, and prepare to experience an event that's downright magical.
For more information about Ashland Balloonfest and its Balloon Glow Experience, visit the festival’s
and follow along on its
Address: 1256 Center Street, Ashland, OH, 44805
Summertime in Northeast Ohio is a magical season that’s made even more magical with hot air balloons. Have you ever attended this nostalgic event? Share your experiences in the comments below!
Love this event? You may be surprised to learn that
Cleveland once hosted its own balloon festival, but it ended in disaster.