Community Events

Local communites are organizing these events, not Balloons Over Vermilion.  Information on specific times and locations for community events will be released as it becomes available to Balloons Over Vermilion organizers from the local communities.

July 2nd - Rossville

7:30-8:45 PM  Balloonist, Larry & Sheelagh Owen and their balloon “The Jolly Rollo” on display

Raffle tickets for a balloon ride for 2 at a later date will be on sale for $5.
(Money raised will benefit the annual Rossville Street Dance in August)

Christman Park

Fireworks to follow!

Balloon Sponsors:
Anthem Chevrolet of Hoopeston
County Board member Darren Duncan
Rick & Donna White / White Electric


July 4th - Oakwood

6-10 AM  Fireman’s Breakfast the the fire Station
11 AM – Parade
5:30 PM  Oakwood Park – concessions, emergency helicopter fly in and Bolero on Stage

6:45 PM Pilot, Brock Gale and Balloon, “Hello, Sweetie!” on display
Balloon sponsor:  Todd’s Auto Body

Fireworks at Dusk


July 8th - Danville Stadium

The Danville Dans will host a fly-over, with the game’s first pitch to be thrown from the balloon basket.

Danville Dans vs. Springfield Sliders

July 13th - Danville Boat Club ~ Splash and Dash

5-9 PM

Adults $5 (12 & under Free)

They will be selling food and have a cash bar available.

10 hot air balloons will be competing to hit a target on a pontoon boat in front of the Danville Boat Club.

Friday, July 14 - Morning Community Balloon Flight

You will want to rise and shine early to get a glimpse of a morning community balloon flight.  Pilots will be doing what they love best, flying and getting to know the area from the air as they prepare for the main event starting at 3:00 Pm that afternoon.

Take off location TBA

All balloon activities are weather/wind dependent.  Regardless of activities planned at each site, the balloons will set up around 6 PM at each of these events, and will give visitors an up close look into the balloon.