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The 22nd Annual Optimist Club Unlimited Big Country Balloon Fest will be taking flight September 23rd thru the 25th at Red Bud Park in Abilene. Check out the Balloon Fest schedule here.



Big Country Balloon Fest


Red Bud Park at South 32nd and Ivanhoe in Abilene

Dates & Times

  • Sept. 23rd, 24th & 25th, 2016
  • 7:30am-10pm Festival hours Fri. & Sat
  • 10am-10pm Festival booths open Fri & Sat
  • 4pm-6pm Kite demonstrations by End of the Line Austin kite team
  • 4:30pm-11pm Shuttle bus rides from Mall & Park
  • 7am & 5pm balloon flights Fri & Sat
  • Balloon glow at dusk Fri & Sat
  • 5pm-10pm Live music Fri & Sat
  • 7:30am balloon farewell flights Sunday


  • Free to attend the festival
  • $15 armbands for unlimited bounce house
  • $15 tethered balloon rides

More Info.

  • Live entertainment from The Screaming Moondogs, Brenda Kay, Tony Barker, Three Shades Blue, Soulmates, Callie Craft, Jakie Johnson
  • Balloon Fest benefits the Optimist Club Charities
  • Team leaders & volunteers needed through Sunday
  • Volunteers must be 18 or older
  • Contact Optimist Club Unlimited at (325)795-0995

Up Next: Check Out the 2016 Cruise Night Set for October 1st Benefiting the Boys & Girls Club

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