The Lincoln/Logan County Chamber of Commerce
invites the public to come out on Thursday, August 24th at 5:30 p.m.
to help cut the ribbon to launch the Lincoln Balloon Festival. The
ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at the main festival gate off
of Airport Road, at the Logan County Airport.
In addition to a ribbon cut our local pilots and special shape
balloon, will inflate and fly (weather permitting) to give a preview
of what to expect at the Festival on August 25th and 26th.
This event kicks off a weekend of exciting fun filled activities at
the Logan County Airport which includes over 30 beautiful hot air
balloons launching several times throughout the weekend and glowing
both Friday and Saturday evening.
The Lincoln Balloon Festival organizers want guests to have
experiences filled with vivid colors, exciting activities, wonderful
smells, and great music. In addition, more activities have been
added for families including the Kid Zone - inflatables, a petting
zoo, and a rock climbing wall.
Hat Trick will take the stage on Friday, August 25th starting at
6:00 pm- 11:00 pm. Heroso will play on Saturday, August 26th at 6:30
pm-11:00 pm and has a set comprised of early Beatles hits guaranteed
to keep you dancing and singing.
Visitors during the day on Saturday can expect the gates open two
hours earlier than previous years. Now opening at 10 a.m. on
Saturday the Lincoln Balloon Festival will have The Down Syndrome
Advocacy Group of Central Illinois and the internationally known
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GiGiís Playhouse Down Syndrome Achievement Centerís
mission is to change the way the world views Down Syndrome through
national campaigns, educational programs, and by empowering
individuals with Down Syndrome, their families and the community.
They offer free therapeutic and educational programming to
individuals with Down Syndrome and their families. They are
launching their national mobile programming from the Balloon
Festival this year! The launch of this program from Lincoln is a
wonderful fit with the history of our community.
Tethered balloon rides are being offered again this year from 4:30
p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at the rate of $20 per adult
and $15 per child. This year we have wheelchair and handicapped
accessible balloons for tethered rides, too!
Donít miss the balloon launches both nights at 6:00 p.m. and the
fabulous balloon glows both nights at 8:30 p.m.
Check out all the Lincoln Balloon Festival activities and a complete
detailed schedule at www.lincolnillinois.com, or call the office at
Lincoln/Logan County Chamber of Commerce]