Hot Air Balloon Race

You Need to Attend the Great Galena Balloon Race This Year

If you’re considering a summer getaway to Galena, book your stay during the Great Galena Balloon Race! Watch as the sky fills with dozens of colorful hot air balloons while enjoying live music, wine tastings, a craft beer fest, thrilling rides, a car show, and much more! Take a look below at what to expect from this year’s Great Galena Balloon Race.

You Need to Attend the Great Galena Balloon Race This Year

This amazing festival is a true highlight of the summer season!

Take a Look at the Schedule of Events

While you’ll surely enjoy the showcase of stunning hot air balloons floating across the sky, the balloons aren’t the only festival attraction! Along with several hot air balloon races, enjoy a weekend of activities including live music, an art sale, delicious food, craft beer and wine, tethered balloon rides, and more!

Cross a Hot Air Balloon Ride Off Your Bucket List

If you’ve ever dreamt of drifting through the sky aboard a colorful hot air balloon, now is your chance! With Galena on the Fly, you can join the number of dazzling balloons overhead to experience a sunrise or sunset ride above the rolling green landscape of the Galena countryside. From 3,000 feet, you’ll enjoy a marvelous and unforgettable experience.

Add the Great Galena Balloon Race to Your Calendar

The Great Galena Balloon Race is always held on the third full weekend in June at Eagle Ridge Resort. With sunny skies and warm weather, this a great time to be in Galena. Mark your calendar now and start making plans to attend!

Event Details

Note that all festival events are cash only and debit and credit cards are not accepted. Admission is just $5 at the gate, and parking is free. You can find directions and FAQs on the Great Galena Balloon Race’s website.

All money raised during the weekend benefits the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and a camp for kids called Camp Hertko Hollow. Since 2002, the Great Galena Balloon Race has raised over $250,000 for children with diabetes!

Book Your Accommodations Early

The Great Galena Balloon Race draws thousands of people from across the state to the area each year. As one of the most amazing events in Galena, we’d hate for you to miss out because you didn’t have a place to stay! For the easiest access to the weekend festival and the best accommodations in town, book your stay at Farmers Guest House.

Our historic Inn is just steps from the heart of downtown Galena. At the Farmers Guest House, you can enjoy the personalized care of a B&B with all the luxurious amenities of a modern hotel.

You’ll find comfortable guest rooms with cozy furnishings, plush linens, and unique touches. Our guests love having an award-winning breakfast each morning, complimentary wine-time every afternoon, and so much more.

Check availability of all of our accommodations now and book early! We look forward to seeing you soon!