National Balloon Classic
15335 Jewell Street
Indianola, IA 50125
Phone: (515) 961-8415
Fax: (515) 961-8416
Text the word: NBALLOONCLASSIC To: 72727
Fundraisers We Support
- Rotary Club of Indianola
- Indianola Noon Lions Club
Hours of Operation8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Voted as one of the 11 Best Small-Town Festivals in America by Readers Digest, the National Balloon Classic is the second oldest and largest hot air balloon event in the country. An Iowa tradition for over 50 years, the National Balloon Classic attracts 70,000 to 90,000 spectators of all ages and demographics. In addition, over 100 pilots from around the world participate in the event annually.
Looking forward to July 30th through August 7th, 2021, the skies will once again come alive with a brilliant display of color and competition by highly skilled, dedicated pilots who come from across the nation and worldwide. Please join us for 9 action-packed days of pure enjoyment and family entertainment!
The National Balloon Classic property is Smoke Free according to Iowa's Smoke Free Air Act. No pets, coolers, food, or drink allowed.
The Board of Directors and Staff of the National Balloon Classic wish to welcome you to our fantastic 9-day annual event. If you need additional information please contact Staci Scheurenbrand. We thank you for your interest in the National Balloon Classic and look forward to seeing you at the Memorial Balloon Field!
Jim Stockberger, President and Entertainment Chair
Lisa Dowson, Past President and Volunteer Chair
Becky Needles, Vice President and Treasurer
Tim Morris, Secretary and Facilities Chair
Mark Clark, Security Chair
Staci Scheurenbrand, Executive Director
Sue Nutgrass, Office Manager
Board of Directors