SCHEDULE (Tentative)

Tentative Schedule for the Balloon Festival: 

5:00 – 6:30 AM – balloonists/event staff & volunteers

6:30 – 10:00 AM - Open to those with parking pass (one-way traffic into the park)

10:30 AM – Open the road to two-way traffic

11:00 PM – Close the park

 

Tentative Hours of Event

  • Friday September 9

    • Balloon Schedule

      • 7:00 AM Breakfast with Pilots

      • 7:00 AM Media flights

      • 4:00 PM Master briefing for pilots and crew

      • 5:00 PM Weather briefing in Pilot Tent/Match sponsors with Pilots

      • 5:30PM Launch window opens for Sponsor Flight

    • Concert

      • Two bands – 1st band:  3:00-5:00  -2nd band: 7:00 - 9:00 PM

  • Saturday September 10

    • Balloon Schedule

      • 7:00 AM Breakfast with Pilots

      • 7:00 AM Weather Briefing in Pilots Tent

      • 7:30 AM Launch window opens for Flight

      • 9:00-10:30AM Refueling open

      • 4:00 PM Master Briefing in Pilots Tent

      • 5:00 PM Weather briefing in Pilot Tent

      • 5:30PM Launch window opens for Customer Flight

      • 8:00-9:30PM Refueling open

    • Car Show – 1992 and older

      • Time (TBD)

    • Concert

      • Two bands – 1st band:  3:00-5:00  -2nd band: 6:00 - 8:00 PM

  • Sunday September 11

    • Balloon Schedule

      • 7:00 AM Breakfast with Pilots

      • 7:00 AM Weather Briefing in Pilots Tent

      • 7:30 AM Launch window opens for Flight

      • 9:00-10:30 AM Refueling open

      • 4:00 PM Master Briefing in Pilots Tent

      • 5:00 PM Weather briefing in Pilot Tent

      • 5:30PM Launch window opens for Customer Flight

      • 8:00-9:30PM Refueling open

    • 5 K Race sponsored by Marine Corps League

      • Time: 10:00 AM

    • 9/11 Remembrance

      • Time (TBD)

    • Bike Show

      • Registration – 9:00-11:00 AM

      • Judging – 12:00 PM

    • Awards – 2:00 PM

    • Concert

      • Two bands – 1st band:  3:00-5:00  2nd band: 5:00 - 7:00 PM

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