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Until Next Year

Although weather did not cooperate for the balloons this year, we all did have a great time and appreciate all of items that did go very well.

As each year comes, we pray for weather like we had last year (2016) and many other years in the past, where scheduled flights take off every day/time and the glows are just a down right gorgeous site to see.

We had some of the greatest Blues Bands around playing awesome music all weekend, the beer was fresh and cold, and we had plenty of great food to choose from.

Not to mention the incredible Classic Car show!

We hope you take the time to thank all of the volunteers and businesses who spend time and donate funds to keep the event FREE!

A sampling of study materials for Balloon Pilots & Crews.

Getting Ready!

Question has been asked and here is the answer: Yes the weather forecast is calling for some rain and maybe a few thunderstorms over the weekend, but that will not stop the Monroe Balloon & Blues Festival!

As in Year’s past we always have always “Weathered” the weather and had a great time!!!

With all of the activities, there is no reason we will stop.

  1. Blues Band stage is in a tent and of course FREE.
  2. A little water does not slow down the Classic Car Show with a special visit from the Planter’s Nutmobile & Oscar Meyer Wienermobile.
  3. Midway will be full blast with unique food, crafts, vendors and activities for the kids.
  4. The Balloon launch may be postponed for a time and called off if there is a danger to people, pilots or the balloons.
  5. Balloon Glow can and has been previously modified to an awesome Fire Show, if wind is too strong.

We will do everything that we can as long as people can remain safe. In short, there may be a few modifications here and there for safety, but we will proceed with the event.



Balloon & Blues Festival Sponsors

A huge thank you to all of our sponsors that keep the Monroe Balloon & Blues Festival not only running annually, but free to the public!  Be sure to remember to thank these local businesses.

Crown Sponsor:

  • Emmi Roth USA

Stage Sponsors:

  • Alp & Dell Cheese
  • Colony Brands
  • Gates Auto Body
  • Regez Supply Co.
  • Rock Road Companies

Balloon Sponsors:

  • Alliant Energy
  • AmericInn
  • Colony Brands
  • Culvers
  • Emmi Roth USA
  • FusionFly Web Design
  • Ganshert Dental
  • International Ingredient Corp.
  • Monroe Clinic
  • Pearl City Elevator
  • Super 8 Hotel
  • Tri State Gutters
  • Kittleson, Barry,  Wellington, Thompson & Schluesche, SC