The countdown is on to the 35th Annual Field of Flight Balloon Festival and Air Show beginning Wednesday, July 1st at Kellogg Airport in Battle Creek.

Here are some highlights from the tentative schedule of events:

  • UP to 50 Hot-Air Balloons  will be competing for $12,000 in Prize Money!
  • Two Balloon Night Illumes, one being just prior to the night air show!
  • Five Hour Air Shows on Sat. July 4th and Sun. July 5th. featuring the US Air Force F-22 Raptor, P-51 Mustang, PYRO including a 750 ft. WALL OF FIRE .and more. (Plus a full practice air show on Friday afternoon, July 3rd.
  • Twilight & Night Air Show on July 4th.with pyro featuring Otto the Helicopter.
  • Friday night, July 3rd, a choreographed 15 minute Fireworks display from Melrose Fireworks Pyrotechnics.
  • Former Detroit Tiger Milt Wilcox's Ultimate Air Dogs Competition!
  • BC SpeedFest –a 1/2 Mile Race with Head-to-Head Competition.


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Photo: Dave Benson

The Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show and Balloon Festival website is filled with more information about the five day event.





Source: Battle Creek Balloons press release

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