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Balloon Events

BALLOON LAUNCHES

The Monroe Balloon and Blues Festival is a great way to watch Balloons floating across the gorgeous green landscape of Green County Wisconsin.

Watch Air Air Balloon Launches taking place and enjoy the activities of the midway, including outstanding food, beer, and shop many other vendors all while listening to some of the best Blues bands around.

BALLOON GLOW

The Fairgrounds Balloon Glows is an event that features hot-air-balloons being inflated after dark (Watch Video of Glow). This special activity offers viewers a spectacle of fire and color unlike anything else you’re likely to see on a warm summer evening in Southern Wisconsin (or anywhere else for that matter). Hot air balloons stand like over-grown Chinese lanterns against the night sky, providing a breathtaking new perspective on the world of ballooning.

BALLOON SCHEDULE:

Friday evening at 6:00 p.m. Hot Air Balloon Launch
Friday evening at 8:30 p.m. Hot Air Balloon Glow at Fairgrounds

Saturday morning at 6:00 a.m Hot Air Balloon Launch

Saturday evening at 6:00 p.m Hot Air Balloon Launch
Saturday evening at 8:30 p.m. Hot Air Balloon Glow at Fairgrounds

*Please note that flights may be postponed due to weather concerns such as wind speeds, rain, lightning, etc.. If air speed is too high between ground level and the heights that the balloons will travel, the launch time may be delayed to ensure the safety of our balloonists, as well as for the public.

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Photos From Previous Years

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COMPLETE FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

Blues Bands!

 2017 LINE-UP

Friday, June 16th, 2017

 

6:30-8:00pm: Aaron Williams and the Hoodoo
WAMI (Wisconsin Area Music Industry) Award Winner
“Best Blues Performer”


8:30-10:00pm: Rev Raven and the Chain Smokin Altar Boys
WAMI (Wisconsin Area Music Industry) Award Winner
“Best Blues Performer”



Saturday, June 17th, 2017

 

2:30-4:00pm:  Paul Filipowicz
“Chicago Blues Hall of Fame Guitarist”


4:30-6:00pm: The Blues Disciples
WAMI (Wisconsin Area Music Industry) Award Winner
“Best Blues Performer”


6:30-8:00pm: Paul Kaye and the Blues Cartel


8:30-10:00pm: Chris O’leary Band

Fun & Games

Fun & Games

Every year, we have a variety of activities for youth and families. These can include Laser Tag, Carnival Style Kid Games, Challenge Mazes, Large Inflatables (giant slide, bounce house, obstacle course, jousting and sports bungee challenge), Carnival Style Kid Games and Monroe Rally Balloon Souvenirs.

As we confirm our activities we will attempt to post these details on the site and through social media. No matter what there is always fun times, fantastic food and great fun for all at the Monroe Balloon & Blues Festival !

Activities from Previous Years:

Challenge Mazes

By Incorporating the Invisible who specializes in training teams to work together to achieve great things. Designed to test your ability to solve simple puzzles by navigating yourself through various full sized mazes.  Their training experiences can help you:

  • Encourage communication
  • Build trust
  • Set goals
  • Foster leadership skills
  • Cope with change
  • Resolve conflicts
  • Think creatively
  • Implement innovation
  • Tap the strengths of every team member

The different mazes are set up to challenge every age group, from young to old.

Inflatables 

Outstanding fun for the kids to play on with different sizes and challenges for all ages. Different inflatables are available each year and may include

  • A Giant Slide
  • Bounce House
  • Obstacle Course
  • Jousting
  • Sports Bungee Challenge

 

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Laser Tag – Aside from being one of the most popular and fastest growing sports in America, Laser Tag Anywhere is fun, safe, and perfect for every and anyone! Experts set up a Laser Tag field using inflatable barricades and bunkers. LazerTag2Firing the marker activates the infrared signal and the receiver keeps track of all the hits. A hit to the receiver from any angle will record a hit. Each time you score a hit on another player, the system will broadcast the information out to all players within range.

Carnival Games & Rides

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Other Attractions

Green County Dairy Day can also occur on the same weekend, but be aware that the location varies year to year. During Saturday morning cattle judging may be held at the fairgrounds in Monroe. Always fun to watch when it falls in Monroe on that Saturday!