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The Great Galena Balloon Race 2022 at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa00000000000

One of the most popular fundraising summer events, the Great Galena Balloon Race 2022 returns to Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa in The Galena Territory. Weekend events will take place from Fri. June 17 through Sun. June 19, 2022 over Father’s Day weekend and will benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) of Eastern Iowa and Camp Hertko Hollo.

The Great Galena Balloon Race 2022 at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa

Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa is the host sponsor for the balloon race, and all activities take place on the North Course Practice Range at the resort. Since 2002, the weekend events surrounding the Great Galena Balloon Race have raised over $350,000 for JDRF and Camp Hertko Hollow, which uses the money to fund research to find a cure for Juvenile Diabetes.

Great Galena Balloon Race 2022 Event Schedule:

FRI. JUNE 17, 2022

5:00 p.m. Gates open

5:30 p.m. Live music: Joie Wails and the Ty Bailey Band, sponsored by Stevenson Service Company

5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Inflatable for the kids

6:00 p.m. Hot Air Balloon Launch: Kickoff event sponsored by Galena On the Fly

8:30 p.m. Hot Air Balloon Night Glow: Watch as the balloons light up the evening sky, sponsored by FS Stevenson Service Company

SAT. JUNE 18, 2022

5:00 a.m.  “Crack of Dawn” Balloon Race. All balloons will participate, and rides are available.

5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Inflatable for the kids, Great Galena Art Sale in the Big Tent featuring original works from regional artists.

5:30 p.m. Live music: The Wundo Band, sponsored by Stevenson Service Company

6:00 p.m. Hot Air Balloons sponsored by Galena on the Fly Race

6:00 p.m. Classic Car Show featuring Antique Town Rods, Galena, IL, High Point Cruisers, Scales Mound, IL, Southwest Wisconsin Auto Club, Platteville, WI car clubs

8:30 p.m. Hot Air Balloon Night Glow: Watch as the balloons light up the evening sky, sponsored by FS Stevenson Service Company

SUN. JUNE 20, 2022

5:00 a.m.  “Crack of Dawn” Balloon Race. Last chance to see all the balloons until 2023. Rides are available.

Admission:

Admission to the event is $5 per person at the gate and no credit or debit cards are accepted at the event. Free parking and shuttle to the event is available. Times of events and activities may be subject to change. Guests can buy a balloon ride in advance at https://www.buyaballoonride.com/.