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The Great American Balloon Race

Presented by Bluegrass Community Bank

Date:      FRIDAY, JUNE 5, 2015 (Rain/Wind Date: June 7th)

Where:  Danville-Boyle County Airport in Junction City, Kentucky

When:   Gates Open at 5p.m. Liftoff after 7 p.m.

Admission:  Free!  Parking:  Free!

Food and Drinks Available!  Bring hat, sunscreen, chairs and blankets.   Come early and have a picnic at the Airport!!!


For one evening in June, the skies above Central Kentucky are transformed to a colorful canvas, as hot air balloons lift off from the Junction City Airport. Nothing rivals the majestic beauty as these graceful giants leave the ground to take their place in the sky.


The Great American Balloon Race has become a family event, one that parents and children look forward to each year! There's something for everyone to enjoy...brightly colored balloons filled with equal parts of hot air and wonder, lively music, inflatable games and much more!


Listen to Race Coverage Live on Z-105 WRNZ 105.1 FM or listen live on the internet at www.hometownlive.net 

Starting at 6:00 pm, tune-in for complete coverage of the race from the ground, from several balloons and Charlie Perry broadcasting live in an airplane. Find out where the balloons will land.

Balloon Race Schedule
5:00 pm - Airport Gates Open!  Food Venders, Brass Band Music, Inflatables for the kids to play on,  Tethered hot air balloon rides.  Free Admission and Parking.

6:30 pm - Pilots meeting at the VIP Hangar.

7:00 pm - Balloons lift off 10 minutes after the lead balloon leaves (weather permitting)

8:30 pm - The final balloon lands at the target area (approx time)

*Schedule for Friday is the same for Sunday if needed. Listen to Hometown Radio Network for Updates!