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Mark your calendars for September 8 to 11, when Midland will again be the host of one of the most popular hot-air balloon festivals in the state!
The overall theme and structure will remain the same with a mix of events for all ages in several locations around the community. The festival kicks off Thursday night in downtown Midland with the Main Street Glow and includes a pilot trading card scavenger hunt for the kids. On Friday morning, balloons and their crews will visit over 20 schools with an educational (and fun) balloon demonstration. Nearly 20,000 spectators will enjoy the mass balloon launches and night glows on Friday and Saturday evenings at the Midland County Fairgrounds. Other main event additions are geared toward the community's children, including trader cards (and autographs), expanded activities area, and bounce houses.
Thanks to generous sponsors-businesses, organizations, and individuals-the Midland Balloon Festival will remain FREE. We will continue by collecting truckloads of nonperishables for the Food Pantry's of Midland County, a tradition that is continuing. You are encouraged to bring a nonperishable gift.