Enjoy hot air balloons, fireworks, and skydiving shows at one of Bloomington's favorite festivals.

The Kiwanis Indiana Balloon Fest is one of the most popular annual fall festivals in Bloomington. Attendees can enjoy:

  • Hot air balloon launches
  • A "night glow" in which multiple balloons are tethered to the ground and illuminated with propane heaters
  • Live music
  • And much more!

Several hot air balloons taking off at dusk at the Indiana Balloon Festival

Festival Details


The 10th Annual Kiwanis Indiana Balloon Fest will take place from September 8-10, 2022.


Monroe County Fairgrounds


Advanced tickets are on sale now! Admission pricing is as follows:

Thursday & Friday

  • $20.00 per carload per day
  • $30.00 per carload for both days


  • $20.00 per person for gold admission
    • General seating for music and all hot air balloon activities
  • $50.00 per person for platinum admission
    • Seating in a cordoned-off area closer to the stage and all hot air balloon activities

Kids ages six and under are free!

Have questions? Please call 812-327-8575.

Live Music Schedule

Live music will take place outdoors — plan to bring your own seating. Please note: coolers, tents, umbrellas, and pets are not permitted.


6:00 pm: The Dynamics
7:30 pm: Tony Walker & The 2nd Half Band
9:00 pm: Soul Street


6:00 pm: Coner Berry Duo
7:00 pm: Cody Ikerd & The Sidewinders
8:30 pm: The Eagles Project (Eagles Tribute)


5:00 pm: Jake Dodds
7:15 pm: The Oak Ridge Boys
9:00 pm: Craig Morgan

Full Event Program & Festival Map


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