Detailed Schedule of Events

Highland Village Lions Club 2018 Balloon Festival (Tentative)

The 31th Annual Highland Village Lions Balloon Festival on August 17-19, 2018 will feature fun for the whole family! Come out to Unity Park and enjoy the Kids Zone, Food, Live Music, a Car Show, Vendor and Exhibitors Booths and of course the iconic Hot Air Balloons. There is no entry fee to the festival. ($5.00 donation is requested for parking).


Festival Emergency Notifications

In the event that the Festival is delayed or canceled we will use the following sites as means to communicate important notifications.

  1. Announcements will be made at the festival over a PA system
  2. – Festival Website
  3. Lions Balloon Festival – Facebook Page
  4. Highland Village Lions Club – Facebook Page
  5. @hvballoonfest – Twitter Page
  6. @hvlions – Twitter Page
  • Hot Air Balloon events are held mornings and evenings only.  

All Events are subject to weather conditions.

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Friday, August 17, 2018

5:00pm Gates Open
5:00-10:00pm Vendors and Exhibitors, Food Court, Kids Zone, Shuttle Service – Parking, Tshirt, Prize Drawings
4:30-10:30pm Free shuttle from remote parking ($5.00 donation for parking)
5:00-7:00pm Vision  Screening
6:30pm Opening Ceremony-Main Stage
6:30-8:00pm Tethered Balloon Rides
7:00-7:30pm Balloons Opening Ceremony
8:00-10:00pm Bands on the Main Stage
8:15-8:45pm Balloon Glow
10:00pm Gates Close

Saturday, August 18, 2018

6:00am Gates Open
6:00am-10:00pm Vendors and Exhibitors,Kids Zone,Tshirts
6:30am-9:00am Pancake Breakfast hosted by Boy Scout Troop 262
7:00am-8:00am Balloon Fly In/Take Off
8:00-9:00am Tethered Balloon Rides
10:00am-2:00pm Car Show
11:00am-10:00pm Food Court
12:00-7:00pm Vision Screening
 1:00-5:00pm  Entertainment Main Stage
 4:30-10:30pm  Free shuttle from remote parking ($5.00 donation for parking)
6:30pm  2018Poster Contest Winners
7:00-10:00pm Entertainment on the Main Stage
4:30-10:30pm Shuttle Service Parking
7:00-7:30pm Balloon Opening Ceremony
6:00-8:00pm Tethered Balloon Rides
8:15-8:45pm Balloon Glow
10:00pm Gates Close

Sunday, August 19, 2018

6:00am Gates Open
6:00-11:00am Vendors and ExhibitorsKids Zone, Tshirts
7:00-8:00am Balloon Fly In/Take Off
6:00-9:00am Pancake Breakfast
8:00-9:00am Tethered Balloon Rides
10:00am Gates Close


*Drawings for prizes throughout the festival.

*All Events are subject to weather conditions.


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