Home Events & Festivals Kiwanis Balloon Festival Twitter Facebook Print About Kiwanis Balloon FestivalThe Kiwanis Club of South Central Indiana will conduct the 1st Annual Kiwanis Hot Air Balloon Fest at the Monroe County Fairgrounds in Bloomington, Indiana on September 6th – 8th, 2013. Proceeds from the event will benefit Riley Children’s Hospital, Boys & Girls Clubs of Bloomington, and other club projects that benefit the children of our community. Come see the 20 colorful, enormous hot air balloons at this event, there is nothing more beautiful than to see these multicolored balloons ascend into the sky at dusk. Another popular event of the Balloon Fest is the Night Glow. Following each evening’s launch the balloons return to the festival to conduct a Night Glow, where the balloons are tethered to the ground and they use their propane heaters to light up the multicolored balloons synchronized to music. Tethered balloon rides will be available throughout the event at a nominal cost. Food vendors will be present to entice the taste buds, musical entertainment, as well as a few other events like Kiwanis Idol, cornhole tournament, chili cook off and a health & safety family fun fair! Balloon Fest tickets are only $12 per carload. It is a family-friendly, smoke-free event for all ages.