About This Event
BALLOON GLOW as a DRIVE-THROUGH ONLY!
EXCLUSIVE VIP Sponsor Experience: VIP dinner at 7:00 p.m.
Weather: The 14th Annual Balloon Glow presented by Ozarks Chevrolet is highly dependent on weather conditions. If there are high wind speeds or rain in the area, it is possible the balloon pilots will decide not to inflate. This decision will be made minutes prior to the scheduled event. Updates will be given on this event page as they become available.
When: On Friday night, August 21, 2020, hot-air balloons will inflate and glow in Christian County (location TBA soon)! We encourage you and your family or friends to drive past to see this amazing sight! For the exact location and viewing route please watch our event page!
Time: The hot-air balloons are tethered to the ground so all attendees can watch the massive balloons inflate and glow as they drive by. For approximately an hour and a half at dusk (approximately 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.) the hot air balloons will glow. This is a nighttime balloon glow and not a launch; hot-air balloons do not launch for a flight when it is dark.
Viewing: This is a Drive-Through ONLY event, so please stay in your vehicles to view the balloons! Please keep your vehicles moving around the perimeter of the balloon field area on city streets and do not park. Spectators will not be allowed onto the balloon field to allow for social distancing guidelines due to the pandemic. Only staff, balloon crew members, and event sponsors will have access to the balloon field during the event.
Directions and Flow of Traffic: A map will be posted on the event Facebook page soon. Please watch for updates!
COST: Sponsorships provide the funding for the Balloon Glow that benefits Children's Smile Center! We are grateful this allows the Balloon Glow to be FREE to the public! Children’s Smile Center is a non-profit organization with three dental clinic locations serving thousands of low-income children and pregnant women who are covered only by Medicaid.
Sponsor Information There is a VIP Sponsor Experience with special access to the balloon field during the event. If you are interested in sponsoring the Balloon Glow and supporting Children’s Smile Center, contact Kristen for sponsorship details at email@example.com or 417-582-5439 prior to August 12, 2020. Sponsorship levels begin at $500.
Presenting Sponsor: Ozark Chevrolet
Greater Springfield Endodontics
Heim, Young & Associates
Missouri Foundation for Health
Central Bank of the Ozarks
Family Center Farm & Home
Home State health
Torgerson Design Partners
Jody Vance DDS
Kiwanis Club of Ozark
Queen City Gas
REMAX/House of Brokers
Christian County Headliner News
Nixon Lindstrom Insurance
The Bank of Missouri
Southwest Missouri Realty
Riverpointe Dental Care
David & Phyllis Snider
Finley River Community Foundation