600 North Pleasant Avenue
Centralia, IL 62801
This annual Hot Air Balloon Festival features 40 hot air balloons, races, glows, tethered balloon rides, main stage entertainment, craft fair, free children’s activity area and games, cardboard boat races, car show, fireworks, lots of good food, and much more.
Bring your lawn chair or blanket and plan to spend the full day in the park and enjoy the great outdoors with lots of activities and beautiful sights. Balloon Fest is a three-day hot air balloon festival attended by approximately 40,000 visitors in scenic Foundation Park. The Balloon Fest is held annually the third full weekend in August.