Great Galena Balloon Race
North Course Practice Range at Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa
444 Eagle Ridge Drive
Galena, IL United States 61036
3rd full weekend in June
Number of balloons: 25
Year began: 2001
This spectacular 3 day event features over 20 hot air balloons, two races, two night glows, tethered rides, a car show, live music, activities for the whole family, and a Friday night Alefest.
The Great Galena Balloon Race is a fundraiser to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and Camp Hertko Hollow, a camp for kids with type 1 diabetes.
Just follow Hwy 20 to Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa. Follow Eagle Ridge Drive to Thunder Bay Road. Go left on Thunder Bay road to the parking area. Our shuttles will take you to the event site.