5th annual Hot Air Balloon Event in Danville, Illinois

Treat your family and friends to Balloon Fly-Outs, Tethered Rides, Balloon School, Food, Vendors, Live Music & much more!

Hot Air Balloon


4th annual Hot Air Balloon Event in Danville, Illinois

Treat your family and friends to Balloon Fly-Outs, Tethered Rides,
Education, Food, Vendors, Live Music & much more!

Event Date

July 9-10, 2021

Gates open:
Friday - 3:00 PM & Saturday - 1:00 PM


Event Location

Vermilion Regional Airport
Danville, Illinois

Admissions & Parking

$5 per person
10 and under FREE with each paid adult
$5 Parking - per vehicle
$25 RV Parking - no utilities or water
Tickets available at gate

Nightly Balloon Glows

Mass Fly-Outs & Nightly Balloon Glows

Over 30 colorful hot air balloons will dazzle the Vermilion County countryside.  There will be nightly fly-outs and Balloon Glows.

Friday Glow sponsored by Iroquois Federal Savings & Loan

Saturday Glow Sponsored by First Financial Bank

Tethered Hot Air Balloon Rides

2 All-Accessible balloons will be available for tethered rides.

Time: 6:30-10:00 PM   

Price: Adults – $15Kids – $10


Sponsored by:

 thyssenkrupp Presta & Express Employment

Express Employment Professionals



Carnival by A&A Attractions

New to Balloons Over Vermilion in 2021 

Located in Kids Zone



Sponsored by:

Catlin Bank Edit

Kids Zone

  • Joyful Bubbles
  • Inflatables
  • LED Miniature Golf
  • Face painting
  • Free Lawn Games
  • Touch A Truck
    (sponsored by Hyster-Yale)
  • Carnival
    (sponsored by Catlin Bank)
Sponsored by: 
Kids Zone

Balloon School

Sponsored by Watchfire



Sponsored by Catlin Bank

Food Vendors

Vendor Row

Sponsored by Courtesy Auto Group


Live Music & Entertainment

Sponsored by Country Financial & Insurance

Hosted by B&D’s Cornhole & ECIB Baggers

Click here for more information


Fun & Entertainment
for the whole family!

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Balloons to Fly
again in 2021!

Exciting New Additions and Changes to 2021 Event

Balloons Over Vermilion has worked closely with local officials and the State of Illinois in making changes to the operations and layout of the festival. The safety and protection of our patrons, sponsors, pilots, vendors and volunteers is of the utmost importance to the organizers of Balloons Over Vermilion. A Covid-19 Operational Plan was produced for the State of Illinois and approved, allowing for the festival to be presented this summer. Major changes include the elimination of bus shuttle service to the event, enlarging specific areas and tent sizes, eliminating direct contact areas/games in Kid’s Zone and other safety/health measures. In a year of uncertainties, we understand that some individuals will not be comfortable yet at an event drawing a large number of patrons. While we are all excited to once again enjoy the magic of hot air balloon flight, should you not feel comfortable attending in person or do not feel well, please consider visiting our event virtually by following posts on our Facebook page and website. As we are all working with precautions and protocols which may change before our event opens, we encourage you to keep in touch with us by visiting our website at or our Facebook page for updates and event information.