June 14 - July 4, 2022
Cedar Rapids

Balloon Glow & Great American Kites @ Hawkeye Downs

Date: 06/22/2021
Time: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Hawkeye Downs
4400 6th St SW
Cedar Rapids , IA
104.5 KDAT
94.1 KRNA
98.1 KHAK
Linn Area Credit Union
MidAmerican Energy
Smart FM
United Fire Group
Wired Production Group

Due to high demand and concern for parking, this event is SOLD OUT!!!! If you have pre-purchased a ticket, you should have received an email and e-ticket via EventBright. No additional tickets will be released for this event in 2021.


We cannot wait to experience Balloon Glow with each of you at Hawkeye Downs this year!

Watch the sun go down, listen to tunes by Alisabeth Von Presley, and enjoy time with family and friends. You will begin the event with kites flying high in the sky, followed by the balloons rising just before dusk. The purpose is to enjoy the "glow" and if it is safe, the caution tape will be removed and patrons will be able to get up close and personal with these amazing balloons and balloonists! 

Thank you to KHAK, HyVee, KCRG, Linn Area Credit Union, MidAmerican Energy, UFG Insurance, and Z102.9 for sponsoring this event!

Things to know:

Gates will open at 6:00 pm

Soft-sided coolers with outside food and beverages are allowed but no alcohol is permitted. Alcohol is available for purchase at the event. 

Bags and coolers will be checked for compliance before entry.

No pets and no fireworks (including sparklers)

Please treat the property with respect at all times.

Smoking is NOT allowed on the grounds at any time. 

Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Parking will be available at the event-please enter from 6th St SW

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