Balloon Rally!

Big Brothers Big Sisters


Looking for an exciting weekend filled with music, food, and hot air balloons?! Come on out to Vince Grady Fields September 11th and 12th for the Macomb Hot Air Balloon Rally!

This event has been going on for some years now, and there is always a great turnout. On Friday they’ll start off with a performance from WIU’s Jazz Studio Orchestra at 5:30. Then at 6 p.m. while the band is still performing, there will be hot air balloons landing and leaving from Vince Grady Field. Saturday the 12th at 6:45 a.m. there are competitive balloon flights at 3 locations in Macomb that will be decided during closer to the date. The night activities consist of, again, more hot air balloons will fly into Vince Grady at 6, a balloon glow at 7:30 p.m., along with live music during all the festivities till 9 p.m.¬†Want to know what makes it even better? It’s FREE and open for everyone! It’s a great activity to get outside and enjoy the weather while watching some big balloons take flight. Enjoy a perfect evening event with your friends, family, or whoever you chose to be with!

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