3rd Annual Harvard Balloon Fest Features Over 15 Hot Air Balloons

McHenry County, Illinois — The 3rd Annual Harvard Balloon Fest Presented by Hartwig Plumbing & Heating, Inc. will take place Labor Day weekend, Friday August 31st through Sunday September 2nd.

Hosted by Harvard Balloon Fest and Visit McHenry County, Illinois this annual event features over 15 hot air balloons including many other fun things to do for the whole family.

Proceeds benefit Harvard and McHenry County Not-For-Profit Organizations who have partnered with the Harvard Balloon Fest and provide the hundreds of volunteers required to make this event possible.

  • 15+ Hot Air Balloons
  • 5K and 10K Running with Balloons
  • Live Music
  • Inflatable Rides
  • Extreme Rides
  • Helicopter Rides
  • Tethered Balloon Rides
  • Open Air Market
  • Food
  • Beer
  • On Site Camping

5 Scheduled Ascensions. – 3 Scheduled Balloon Night Glows.

Scheduled Balloon Ascensions, Tethered Balloon Rides, and Balloon Night Glows are subject to inclement weather and winds greater than 8mph. Balloons operate in the early morning and late evening. Balloons do not operate during the middle of the day due to the nature of thermals which are caused by the heating of the air in the atmosphere by the Sun.

Harvard Balloon Fest
City of Harvard Milky Way Park 300 Lawrence Rd., Harvard, Illinois 60033
Tickets – harvardballoonfest.com


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