Food vendors, kids activities, and beautiful balloons
Lake Storey Park
Galesburg, IL United States 61401
Last full weekend in July
Number of balloons: 25
Year began: 2000
Since 2000 The Great Balloon Race has called Galesburg, Illinois it’s home. Set in the beautiful surroundings of Lake Storey, it has played host to more than 30 majestic hot air balloons each year. Pilots from across the country have traveled to this event to compete in the balloon competition and to share their balloons and stories with familes from around the region.
A colored filled weekend of 25 plus hot air balloons flying overhead. Featuring night glows, competition, opportunity to view up close and talk to pilots.