Hot-Air Balloon Festival in Midland - WNEM TV 5

Hot-Air Balloon Festival in Midland

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MIDLAND, MI (WNEM) -

One of the most popular hot-air balloon festivals in the state is this weekend in Midland.

The festival begins Thursday night, September 8, in downtown Midland with the Main Street Glow starting at 6:30 p.m., and includes a pilot trading card scavenger hunt for kids.

On Friday morning, balloons and their crews will visit over 20 schools with a fun and educational demonstration.

The Midland Fairground is host to mass balloon launches and night glows on Friday and Saturday evening.

The festival is free, but visitors are encouraged to bring a nonperishable gift for the Food Pantry of Midland County.

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