7 Ohio Hot Air Balloon Festivals in 2023

Have you ever been to a hot air balloon festival? Hot Air Balloon Festivals are family-friendly events that often have something everyone will enjoy. Watch as a kaleidoscope of colors takes over the sky at these Ohio Hot Air Balloon festivals. 

2023 Ohio Hot Air Balloon Festivals:

Coshocton Hot Air Balloon Festival

Dates: June 8-10, 2023
Location: Coschocton Fairgrounds, 707 Kenilworth Ave, Coschocton
Price: Free

This free family event has been a favorite for visitors for almost 30 years. The event features several days of balloons coming and going, a midway with rides for the kids along with the traditional fair food, and special live musical entertainment. Spectators come from all over the state to enjoy watching 20 or more balloons taking off, landing and the popular “night glow”.

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Ashland Balloon Fest

Dates: June 22-24, 2023
Location: Freer Field, 1264 Center Street, Ashland
Price: Free

The Ashland BalloonFest will have another fabulous weekend in 2023. Hot air balloons, food & merchant vendors, live entertainment, activities for kids, spectacular balloon glows and much more.

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Coney Island Balloon Glow

Dates: July 3, 2023
Location: Coney Island, 6201 Kellogg Ave, Cincinnati
Price: $20+

Watch the night sky glow with hot air balloons, jump and play on inflatable obstacles, enjoy carnival food and games, and end the night with Rozzi’s Famous Fireworks!

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MidFirst Ohio Challenge

Dates: July 21-22, 2023
Location: Smith Park, 2301 Windekind Drive, Middletown
Price: $5 ages 13+

Plane show and rides, tethered balloon rides, firework show, car show, night balloon show and hot air balloons. The Ohio Challenge brings vendors from all around the country. Get some food from one of our many different food vendors, other vendors will be selling various items from authentic native american goods to balloon merchandise. Children will never run out of fun with our wide variety of carnival rides that can also intrigue the adults that are kids at heart!

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All Ohio Balloon Fest

Dates: August 10-12, 2023
Location: Union County Airport, 15000 Weaver Road, Marysville
Price: Varies, starting at $10.99

Kids fun area includes face painting and inflatables while aerial entertainment takes to the sky. Bands, food and awesome hot air balloons like Findley the Fish, Peanut the Elephant and CoCo the Clown.

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Flag City Balloon Fest

Dates: August 11-13, 2023
Location: Emory Adams Park, 1827 S Blanchard Street, Findlay
Price: Free

Event includes a Kids Fair, food vendors, balloon launch, helicopter rides, petting zoo, car and motorcycle show and the famous glow encounter!

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Ravenna Balloon A-Fair

Dates: September 14-17, 2023
Location: Sunbeau Valley Farm, 3229 OH-59, Ravenna
Price: $5 ages 13+

Friday September 15th come on out to Sunbeau Valley Farm for a hot air balloon glow at dusk, live music, food vendors, beer and wine vendors, inflatables, axe throwing, mechanical bull and helicopter rides. Saturday September 16th kicks off with the grand parade, food and craft vendors, live music and entertainment in downtown Ravenna. Starting at 3:00pm the fun is at Sunbeau Valley Farm with a hot air balloon launch followed by a static display that lets you get up close to the balloons, live music, a Jeep Show with car crush, food vendors, beer and wine vendors, craft vendors, inflatables, axe throwing, mechanical bull, helicopter rides and a fireworks display!

08junAll DayCoshocton Hot Air Balloon Festival(All Day: thursday) Coshocton FairgroundsCategory:Outdoor Fun

22jun4:00 pmAshland Balloon Fest4:00 pm Freer FieldCategory:Outdoor Fun

03jul10:00 amConey Island Balloon Glow10:00 am Coney IslandCategory:Outdoor Fun

21junAll Day22The Ohio Challenge(All Day) Smith Park in Middletown, OhioCategory:Outdoor Fun

10augAll Day12All Ohio Balloon Fest(All Day) Union County AirportCategory:Outdoor Fun

11aug4:00 pmFlag City Balloon Fest4:00 pm Emory Adams ParkCategory:Outdoor Fun

14sep6:30 pmRavenna Balloon A-Fair6:30 pm Sunbeau Valley FarmCategory:Outdoor Fun

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