Monroe Balloon and Blues Festival Schedule

2017 SCHEDULE of EVENTS

(Schedule is Subject to Change)

Balloons, Bands, Exhibits, Games, Classic Cars, Concessions and More!

Monroe Balloon Rally is the longest running balloon event in Wisconsin. The event is held over Father’s Day Weekend at the Green County Fairgrounds in Monroe, Wisconsin and offers a potpourri of events and activities for the whole family.

Fairgrounds Admission during the Balloon Rally is FREE!

Fairgrounds Parking is $3 and you can also often find on-street parking near the fairgrounds on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Notice: Pets are not allowed at the fairgrounds (sorry Fairground rules)

Schedule for Friday June 16th, 2017

4:00 p.m. Gates Open
5:30 p.m. Balloon Pilot/Crew Briefing
6:00 p.m. Balloon Launch
6:30 p.m.  to 8:00 p.m. Live Blues Music – Aaron Williams and the Hoodoo
7:00 p.m. Special Balloon Demonstrations on the Infield
8:00 p.m. Begin Setting Up Balloons for Balloon Glow
8:30 p.m. Balloon Glow on the In-Field of the Fairgrounds Track
8:30 p.m.  to 10:00 p.m. Live Blues Music – Rev Raven and the Chain Smokin Alter Boys

Schedule for Saturday June 17th, 2017

5:00 a.m. Gates Open
6:00 a.m. Sunrise Balloon Launch
6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Pancake Breakfast
7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. Gran Fondue Cycling Event Registration
* Registration at Monroe Clinic Entrance
8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Gran Fondue Cycling Event Start
*Start and finish at Monroe Clinic
** All riders must be started no later than 8:30 am.
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Arts and Crafts Fair
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Car Show Registration
11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Classic Car Show
2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Live Blues Music – Paul Filipowicz
3:00 p.m. Car Show Awards Presentation
4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Live Blues Music – The Blues Disciples
5:30 p.m. Balloon Pilot/Crew Briefing
6:00 p.m. Balloon Launch
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Live Blues Music – Paul Kaye Blues Band
7:00 p.m. Special Balloon Demonstrations on In-Field
8:00 p.m. Begin Setting Up Balloons for Balloon Glow
8:30 p.m. Balloon Glow on the In-Field of the Fairgrounds Track
8:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Live Blues Music – Chris O’leary Band

Paid Passenger Flights

For those wanting a more tangible experience in a hot-air balloon on a future date, paid passenger flights are available through the Ride Operators of the Wisconsin Balloon GroupPlease note that these outstanding, licensed firms will not be available during or at this year’s Monroe Balloon & Blues Festival (Monroe Balloon Rally), but they will be able to schedule you a ride of a lifetime in the very near future!