Thanks for the Wonderful Memories!

After a successful five-year run, the Balloons Over Mt. Vernon Committee has decided to not proceed with future Balloons Over Mt. Vernon events. The committee is proud to have united local governing bodies, business and civic groups, and many, many generous sponsors to offer an affordable and entertaining experience for the citizens of southern Illinois. We made friends with members of the ballooning community from across the nation and we believe they have good memories of Mt. Vernon, Illinois.

If you are a balloonist or balloon enthusiast searching for a great event – look no further than the Centralia Balloon Fest. Our friends to the Northwest are celebrating their 30th Anniversary this year! The dates are Friday, August 16,, through Sunday August 18, 2019. Check out all the fun at: