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17th Annual Flag City Balloonfest

Laurie Givin - Friday, July 22, 2016
We couldn't be more excited to join in for the Flag City Balloonfest at Emory Adams Park in Findlay, Ohio for another year!! We've had so much fun in the past and we really hope that you all can make it out to join the fun! 
In addition to ballooning, there's SO many fun events and activities going on for all ages. On Friday & Saturday, there will be a kid's fair open! The children's area includes inflatables, carnival type games and many other activities. 

For all the parents or 21+ attendees out there, you can pick up your favorite brew at the Beer Garden on Friday & Saturday as well! There will be live music near the beer garden too.

Make sure you don't miss out on the firework show on Friday night and the petting zoo open all day Saturday!

Oh, and did I forget to mention.....JANA KRAMER is performing on Saturday?!? Get more details on the Facebook page!

Our balloons will be up, up and away every day and we can all celebrate the fun weekend on Sunday at the pancake breakfast!! 

But seriously, all of that is just a small bunch of everything that will be going on that weekend (August 12-14). Y'all have GOT to check out this calendar of events!!

"Each year the Flag City Balloonfest Committee works tirelessly to organize what has become Findlay’s Signature, and Most Popular annual event, and it is FREE to all who wish to attend. This is possible by the overwhelming local corporate sponsorship that increases year-to-year and allows the Balloonfest to continue to grow."

The Hot Air Balloon Competition will be as intense as ever with the pilots competing for National Points and Cash Awards. 40 balloons will be entered into the competition event which includes three competition flights aiming for targets that are located around the Greater Findlay area. These target locations are un-announced until just before each competition launch, and the pilots must make quick decisions for flight planning to reach these targets. So pick your favorite balloon and pilot, and follow their progress over the weekend.

When the balloons aren’t flying you can enjoy all the other activities going on over the weekend at Emory Adams Park. These include tethered balloon rides, helicopter rides over the City, Kids Fair with kid’s rides, pony rides, Radio Controlled Airplanes, 5K run, Corn Hole tournament, Spikeball Tournament, food vendors, and many more exciting things to do and see. The ever popular evening “Glow” on Friday and Saturday night and, weather permitting, Fireworks show on Saturday evening after the Glow. And as we did last year, we hope to raise over $30,000.00 to benefit local charities.

Bring the family, friends, and neighbors to enjoy Findlay’s most fun-filled weekend of the year." (flagcityballoonfest.com)

We hope to see everyone there this year! 

Make sure you follow us on social media to see everything that we're out & about doing all year long! 

Sincerely,

Gentle Breeze Hot Air Balloon Company




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