It’s a bird… It’s a Plane… It’s Hot Air Balloons!Quad Cities Balloon Festival Fun Flight Weekend

After the difficult decision to cancel this year’s Quad Cities Balloon Festival, something magical happened. While Tether Rides, food vendors and socialization will not be available at this year’s event – the color spectacle in the sky is still on!

More than ten pilots have graciously volunteered to fly their hot air balloons over the Quad Cities this weekend. The balloons will launch from the Rhythm City Casino (7077 Elmore Ave Davenport) and will take a quick jaunt around the area. The public is welcome to watch all flights but will be asked to follow social distancing guidelines.

Launches are currently scheduled for Friday Aug 14 at 6 p.m. and Saturday Aug 15 at 6 a.m. and 6 p.m.

All activities are weather dependent.  Launch times are approximate.  The Quad Cities Balloon Festival will update their Facebook page with launch locations. All glows have been cancelled to protect the pilots and the public.


For more fun things to do in the Quad Cities this week, check out the latest issue of FUN10QC.

Quad Cities Balloon Festival Fun Flight Weekend
Tess Abney was born and raised in the Quad Cities. Her passion for writing and entertainment was apparent at a very young age. Whether it is sharing local events and businesses with readers or sharing her thoughts on life, she finds comfort in the way words can bring people together.
Quad Cities Balloon Festival Fun Flight Weekend

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