8th Annual Great Galena Balloon Race
The Great Galena Balloon Race is an annual event in Galena Illinois and takes place in June at Eagle Ridge Resort. The 3 day event features over 20 hot air balloons, two races, two night glows, balloon rides, a car show, live music, a Friday Ale Fest and activities for the whole family.
"Once you have flown, you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you long to return." ---Leonardo da Vinci
Alas the magic of the balloon! Highlights of the events include Friday evening night glow extravaganza as the balloons light up the night sky! Saturday at 6 a.m. is the first Crack of Dawn Balloon Race. Saturday evening is a Collectors Car Show and many events for the kids throughout the day such as tethererd balloon rides, face painting, bounce houses and live music! Sunday at 6 a.m. is the last Crack of Dawn Balloon Race.