FireLake FireFlight Balloon Festival Near OKC | August 11-12

Balloon Festival OKC ShawneeThe FireLake FireFlight Balloon Festival near OKC returns to Shawnee, OK this year! On the weekend of August 11-12, families can enjoy a weekend of family fun including carnival rides, family games and entertainment, balloon glows, live music, petting zoo, splash pad, and of course balloons! And the Outdoor Nation Expo, which runs alongside Balloon Fest, offers family-friendly hunting and fishing demos, products, and more!

Oklahoma Balloon Festival Near OKC

Location:

Raymond Peltier Park
1702 S. Gordon Cooper Drive
Shawnee, OK

Cost

Admission to the festival is FREE, including parking, fireworks and live entertainment. Guests are encouraged to bring cash for the vendor market, food trucks, tethered rides ($20) and kids’ activities at the Kid Zone ($10 wristband).

Schedule

Friday, August 11, 2023

  • 7-9am Morning Balloon Launch (weather permitting)
  • 1-9pm Outdoor Nation Expo at FireLake Arena
  • 4-8pm Splash Pad
  • 4-9pm Kids’ Zone ($10)
  • 4-9pm Vendor Market and Food Trucks
  • 6-9pm Tethered Ride ticket sales begin ($20)
  • 7-9pm Tethered Rides (weather permitting) ($20)
  • 7-8:30pm Live Music by Dustin Pittsley
  • 8:30-9pm Balloon Glow (weather permitting)
  • 9-9:30pm Fireworks (weather permitting)

Saturday, August 12, 2023

  • 6:30-8am 5k from CPN Cultural Heritage Center
  • 7-9am Morning Balloon Launch (weather permitting)
  • 9am-9pm Outdoor Nation Expo at FireLake Arena
  • 12-8pm Splash Pad
  • 12-9pm Kids’ Zone ($10)
  • 12-9pm Vendor Market and Food Trucks
  • 5-6:30pm The Risky Business Band
  • 6-9pm Tethered Ride ticket sales begin ($20)
  • 7-9pm Tethered Rides (weather permitting) ($20)
  • 7-8:30pm Live Music by Cam Allen
  • 8:30-9pm Balloon Glow (weather permitting)
  • 9-10:30pm Live Music by Parmalee

Balloon Rides

And of course there will be balloon rides!For tethered rides, balloons remain anchored to the ground and do not leave the festival site. Balloons rise to approximately tree-top level and then return to the ground. Tethered rides are available for purchase for $20 per person on a first come, first serve basis. There is no minimum age for tethered rides. The cost is $20 per person, regardless of age.

This event is near OKC and offers something unique and exciting for locals! And be sure to check out all of the exciting vendors while there – there will be plenty of 

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