Your Ultimate Balloon Day!

Saturday is your last day to experience the spectacle of the National Balloon Classic! We’ve got your whole day mapped out, including where to eat and what to do in between balloon flights.


6:30 AM

Morning Balloon Flight! Click here for full event info on Balloon Classic website. 


8 AM

Post flight breakfast. Try local favorite Crouse Café, or any of our local restaurants.


10 AM

Stroll through the prairie at Annett Nature Center, take a dip in Lake Ahquabi, or visit any of our beautiful parks, lakes or trails.




Lunch! Winn’s Pizza or Funaro’s Deli on the Indianola Square are both crowd-pleasers, or find whatever you’re in the mood for.



1:30 PM

Visit the National Balloon Museum for 200 years of balloon history. 


3:00 PM

Grab a glass of wine on the patio at Annelise Winery (right across from the balloon field) or at any of our local wineries.


5:30 PM

Get back to the balloon field for skydivers at 5:30, evening balloon flight, live music and fireworks!