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Event:
Waterford Balloonfest
Start:
July 19, 2018
End:
July 22, 2018
Cost:
Free
Category:
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Organizer:
Waterford Chamber of Commerce
Phone:
262-534-5911
Updated:
June 28, 2015
Venue:
Evergreen Elementary School
Phone:
262-534-5911
Address:
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817 W. Main Street, Waterford, WI, 53185, United States
Waterford Balloonfest

Ready for colorful dotted skies over this pretty southeastern Wisconsin town? The 8th annual Waterford Balloonfest features over a dozen balloonists from around the nation through the weekend of July 19-22, 2018.

And here’s some cool news: the 2018 US Women’s National Balloon Championships will be held in conjunction as a part of the 8th Annual Waterford Balloonfest! The US Women’s National Championship will run July 18th through the 22nd, with the 8th Annual Waterford Balloonfest will add additional hot air balloons to the mix beginning on Friday, July 20th and running through the weekend.

The classic “evening balloon glows” are take place Friday and Saturday evenings, plus balloonist flight competitions which will highlight their amazing flying skills… which is tricky in a balloon! (Trust us, we’ve been in one.)

Craft and business vendors will show their wares and provide information on their businesses. Local food establishments will offer food and beverages, including many desserts. Another activities include a kids’ area with games, activities, and entertainment, a 5K run/walk, helicopter rides, and much more!

Information on getting a hot air balloon ride or a tethered ride can be found by contacting WindDancer Balloon Promotions by e-mail: aballoonride@gmail.com.

Admission is FREE! Preferred parking is available for $10, motorcycles $5.

Highways 20, 36, 83, and 164 all bring you to Waterford, which is in far western Racine County.

Waterford Balloonfest Address:

Evergreen Elementary School
817 W. Main Street
Waterford, WI 53185
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Waterford Balloonfest Schedule of Events

Thursday, July 19, 4:00pm to Midnight
Daily Activities, 4-10pm:
Kids Zone
Inflatables
Arts & Crafts Market
Helicopter Rides
Concessions

Hot Air Balloon Activities, 6am – 8pm
(all times are approximate, weather permitting)
6:00am – 7:30am US Women’s Competitive Flight Window
6:30pm – 8:00pm US Women’s Competitive Flight Window

BARNES ROAD BEER GARDEN & ENTERTAINMENT STAGE – 4:00PM TO 10:00PM
(enclosed beer garden, ages 21+)
6:00pm – 10:00pm The Big Idea

Friday, July 20, 6:00am to Midnight
DAILY ACTIVITIES – 11:00AM TO 10:00PM
Kids Zone
Inflatables
Arts & Crafts Market
Helicopter Rides
Concessions
Tether Rides Sponsored by Edstrom
Industries Business Vendor Village (thru 5pm)
Milwaukee Rotocross LED Drone Racing 7:00pm

Hot Air Balloon Activities, 6am – 9:15pm
(all times are approximate, weather permitting)
6:00am – 7:30am US Women’s Competitive Flight Window
6:15pm – Opening Ceremony with American Legion, National Anthem sung by Savanna Schraeder
6:30pm – 7:30pm Competitive Flight/Balloon Launch Window
8:30pm – 9:15pm Balloon Night Glow

Launch Stage, 4pm – 8pm (Sponsored by Witte Supply)
4:00pm – 8:00pm DJ, Magnum Entertainment

BARNES ROAD BEER GARDEN & ENTERTAINMENT STAGE – 4:00PM TO MIDNIGHT
(enclosed beer garden, ages 21+)
4:00pm – 5:30pm Critter Hill
7:00pm – 11:00pm Lunch Money Bullies

Saturday July 21, 6am – Midnight
Daily Activities, 11am – 10pm:
Kids Zone
Inflatables
Arts & Crafts Market
Helicopter Rides
Concessions
Tether Rides Sponsored by Edstrom Industries
Business Vendor Village (thru 4:30pm)

Hot Air Balloon Activities, 6am – 10am & 5pm – 9:30pm
(all times are approximate, weather permitting)
6:00am – 7:30am Balloon Competition Launch Window
6:00am – Tethered Balloon Rides (thru 10:00am, opens again at 5:00pm)
6:30pm – Mass Ascension Launch Window
8:30pm – 9:15pm Balloon Night Glow

Featured Events, 6am – 10pm
6:00am – 11:00am Pancake Breakfast
10:00am Milwaukee Rotocross Drone Races
Noon – 3:00pm Mad Science, Kid’s Zone
1:00pm – 3:00pm Balloon Pilot Meet & Greet
1:00pm – 4:00pm Fairytale Princess Meet & Greet Sponsored by Equitable Bank
7:00pm – Milwaukee Rotocross LED Drone Racing
8:30pm – Disney-Pixar’s Moana – Outdoor Movie presented by TDS Telecom (1hr 53min)

Launch Stage, 12pm – 8pm, Sponsored by Witte Supply
2:00pm – Rock Shop Youth Band Showcase
3:00pm – Accent on Dance
4:00pm – Sonic Dreams
4:00pm – The Taxmen
7:00pm – Dog House Charlie, Sponsored by Savaglia Investments

BARNES ROAD BEER GARDEN & ENTERTAINMENT STAGE, 11am – Midnight
(enclosed beer garden, ages 21+)
3:00pm – June’s Got Cash
7:00pm – 11:00pm Chasin’ Mason