Jamesville Balloonfest kicks off Friday

Jamesville BalloonFest

 

Syracuse’s kick off to summer event features non-stop musical entertainment with national acts and top local music groups on the Summit Auto Group stage powered by Ram Trucks.

Balloon1The event also features more than two dozen special shape and hot air balloons, arts & crafts fair, amusement rides, food and beverages. The Balloonfest will take place from Friday, June 27 through Sunday, June 29. Gates open at 4 p.m., Friday and 1 p.m., Saturday & Sunday. The Balloonfest typically welcomes more than 20,000 people to this favorite community event.

This year’s festival will take place at Jamesville Beach, right outside of Syracuse.  Balloons take flight each day (weather permitting) and add to the excitement of the event.

Entertainment:

Friday, June 27

Balloon Field:

5:30 – 6 p.m. – Pilot Weather Briefing

6 – 7:30 p.m. – Balloon Launches*

Special Shapes Launch Area

6 – 7:30 p.m. – Balloon Launches*

Main Stage:

6 – 7 p.m. – Shawn “Big Sexy Smith

7:15 – 8:45 p.m. – Hard Promises

9 – 10:30 p.m. – Prime Time

Saturday, June 28

Balloon Field

5:30 a.m. & 5:30 p.m. – Pilot Weather Briefing

6 a.m. – Balloon Launches*

1:30 – 3:30 p.m. – Balloon Walks & Tethered balloon rides by Above All Balloon Rides *

2 – 4 p.m. – Remote Control Balloon Demo

3 – 4:30 p.m. – Balloon Tether Rides ($10 adults; $5 children)

6 – 7:30 p.m. – Balloon Launches*

Special Shapes Launch Area:

6 a.m. – Balloon Launches*

6 – 7:30 p.m. – Balloon Launches*

Main Stage:

2 – 3 p.m. – Dr. Killdean

3:30 – 5 p.m. – Yankee Rebel

5:15 – 6:35 p.m. – Frostbit Blue

6:55 – 8:25 p.m. – The BarnDogs Plus (music of The Allman Brothers Band)

9 – 10:30 p.m. – Marshall Tucker

Brownskin Band

Brownskin Band

Sunday, June 29

Balloon Field:

5:30 a.m. & 5:30 p.m. – Pilot Weather Briefing

6 a.m. – Balloon Launches*

1:30 – 3:30 p.m. – Balloon Walks & Tethered balloon rides by Above All Balloon Rides *

2 – 4 p.m. – Remote Control Balloon Demo

6 – 7:30 p.m. – Balloon Launches*

Special Shapes Launch Area:

6 a.m. – Balloon Launches*

6 – 7:30 p.m. – Balloon Launches*

Main Stage:

3:30 – 5 p.m. – Brownskin

5:30 -7 p.m. – Showtime

7:30-9 p.m. – Orleans

 

Balloon Launches *

Friday 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Sat & Sun, 6 a.m. & 6 – 7:30 p.m.

*ALL BALLOON FLIGHT TIMES ARE APPROXIMATE AND ARE DEPENDENT UPON CALM (WIND UNDER 10 MPH) AND UNTHREATENING WEATHER CONDITIONS.

 

Admission:

FREE on FRIDAY

$10 per day on Saturday and Sunday (12 and younger free)

* Tickets can be purchased at the gate

Parking is Free.

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