Balloons Over Mt. Vernon is May 18 & 19, 2018 and will feature many balloons taking flight across Mt. Vernon, Illinois.
The event will kick off at the Mt. Vernon Outland Airport where the gates will open for the Knapp Propane Balloon Glow. We have lots of family fun which will also occur that evening while waiting for the balloons to inflate.
The balloons will take to the air on the morning of the Saturday the 19th just after sunrise flying into or from the airport and will take place over the One Hope United 5K Run around the lake.
From 9:00am – 1:00pm the EAA Chapter will be providing Young Eagle Rides. Children 8-17 years of age may take an exploratory flight in an airplane. During the day on Saturday be sure to check the many other activities occurring. There will be many airplanes on the flight line…you never know what you will see there. There will many other activities to enjoy during the day.
Saturday evening will have a celebration glow from the airport. Sunday morning come out at sunrise for a balloon flight departing from the airport.
Come join us for the excitement.