Up, up and away

Huge hot air balloons will soon take over the sky above Indianola. Take a ride for yourself or watch the show from below. Photo: Eagle Eye Photography

The National Balloon Classic is back on July 28-Aug. 5 in Indianola. Pilots from all over the world compete for points, prizes and championship titles, and you get a front-row seat. When evening rolls in, enjoy live music, including musicians Brad & Kate and TrainWreck. Nite Glows and fireworks are also scheduled to take place throughout the nine-day event. Want to take your experience to the next level? Purchase a balloon ride to experience Iowa at a new height.

General admission tickets are $10 online and $14 retail, which includes general admission parking. Children ages 5 and under get in for free. Be sure to keep an eye on the weather to help determine the ideal days to attend. Learn more and secure your tickets online.


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