The Great Balloon Race
Food vendors, kids activities, and beautiful balloons
Lake Storey Park
Galesburg, IL United States 61401
Last full weekend in July
Number of balloons: 25
Year began: 2000
Since 2000 The Great Balloon Race has called Galesburg, Illinois it's home. Set in the beautiful surroundings of Lake Storey, it has played host to more than 30 majestic hot air balloons each year. Pilots from across the country have traveled to this event to compete in the balloon competition and to share their balloons and stories with familes from around the region.
Take 150 North of Galesburg to North Lake Storey Rd.