Centralia Balloon Fest

Centralia Balloon Fest

Sunday, Aug 18, 2019 from 6:00am to 6:30pm


Schedule of Events:

6:00 am: Gates Open

6:30 am: Balloon Race*

7:00 am: Yoga in the Park (East of Catfish Pond)

8:00 am: CrossFit in the Park (East of Catfish Pond)

10:00 am: Centralia Free Methodist Church Service in the Park (Children’s Activity Tent)

10:00 am:
    - Craft Fair Opens
    - Food Concessions Open

11:00 am - 2:00 pm: Cardboard Boat Races - Boat Building and Registration (West of Catfish Pond)

11:30 am - 5:00 pm: Entertainment Under the Family Picnic Tent

    - 11:30 am - 1:30 pm - “Jamie Nattier” (Country)
    - 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm - “Burma Shavers” (Folk)
    - 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm - “Administration Band” (70s/80s/90s)

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Children's Activity Area - Free Family Activity
    - Selfie Scavenger Hunt
    - Bounce Houses
    - Meet ‘Super WHY!’ from the PBS Animated Series!
    - WSIU PBS/NPR Literacy Van
    - SSM Health Illinois and SSM Health Cardinal Glennon sponsored Kids’s Activities (North of Catfish Pond and Concessions)
        -- Helicopter Display
        -- Safety Town Learning Activity
        -- Autism Information Tent
        -- Poison Center - Plinko

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm: Remote Controlled Boats (Catfish Pond) - Free Family Activity

12:30 pm - 4:00 pm: Car Clubs Display

2:00 pm: Southern Illinois Elite Tumble and Cheer (East of Catfish Pond)

2:30 pm - 3:15 pm: Cardboard Boat Races (Catfish Pond)

5:00 pm: Balloonists Enter Park*

6:00 pm: Balloon Race*

Admission: $3 per day (Free for kids 6 and younger!)

Parking: $3 per day at "North Gate". Enter off Gragg Street via Route 51, or from Highway 161 turn north on Country Club Road to Gragg Street.

Additional parking is available at the old Centralia High School at 1000 E. Second Street. It is free to park in this lot. South Central Transit (SCT) Shuttle is $1 per person - to and from the park - Friday and Saturday 4:00pm to 11:00pm.

No pets. No alcohol. No coolers. No unauthorized vehicles, including bicycles, skateboards, skates, etc.