August 17-19, 2018

29th Annual Centralia Balloon Fest - Centralia Foundation Park

29th Annual Centralia Balloon Fest

August 17-19, 2018 - Centralia Foundation Park

  • Over 35 Hot Air Balloons
  • Balloon Glow both Friday and Saturday!
  • Main Stage Entertainment - Concert Friday and Saturday nights!
  • Musicians and Entertainment throughout the day
  • Friday night Fireworks!
  • 60+ Craft Fair Booths
  • 18+ Food / Concessions Vendors
  • Car Shows
  • Cardboard Boat Races
  • Children's Activity Area

This is the official site for CENTRALIA BALLOON FEST which is an event of The Greater Centralia Chamber of Commerce (,,

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Centralia, Illinois, Balloon Festival is held at Centralia Foundation Park. Family activities are scheduled throughout the weekend: craft fair, food vendors, free kids games and bounce houses, corvette club and antique car show, cardboard boat races, musical entertainment, and main stage bands. All times and events are subject to change. Adverse weather may prevent hot air balloons from flying. "Balloon Glow" is a registered trademark of Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta, used with permission.