Kiwanis of South Central Indiana Balloon Festival

  • Monroe County Fairgrounds
  • 5700 W. Airport Rd.
  • Bloomington, IN 47407
  • (812) 327-8575
The Kiwanis Club of South Central Indiana conducts the Annual Kiwanis Hot Air Balloon Fest at the Monroe County Fairgrounds in Bloomington, Indiana on the second weekend of September. Funds generated from the Balloon Fest go to support Riley Children’s Hospital, Boys & Girls Clubs of Bloomington and other club projects that benefit the children of our community. The event features 20 colorful, enormous hot air balloons as they ascend into the sky at dusk. Following each evening’s launch the balloons return to the festival to conduct a Night Glow. At this event, the balloons are tethered to the ground and they use their propane heaters to light up the multicolored balloons synchronized to music. It is one of the most fascinating sites imaginable. Tethered balloon rides will be available throughout the event at a nominal cost. Food vendors will be present to entice the taste buds, and musical entertainment will be on hand as well. Activities will include a Kiwanis Idol singing competition, Cornhole Tournament, BBQ cook-off and Children’s Health and Safety Family FUN! Fair.