BALLOON FEST

The third weekend of August the park welcomes up to 40 hot air balloons and over 20,000 visitors to enjoy Balloon Fest, an annual Centralia event. The uniqueness of Foundation Park is a great benefit to Balloon Fest. The park provides an ideal location for the public to get up close and view the balloons as they take to the skies.  The balloonist like the setting, we have balloonists that come back every year just because it’s such a nice environment.

 

In the center of the event, Catfish Pond acts as a reflecting pool to the colorful, gentle giants. Many use this weekend to reunite with friends and families who return to Centralia. Balloon Fest also attracts visitors from literally all over the world, who make the Balloon Fest part of their summer travel destinations.

Balloons over the pond

Balloons over the pond

Click on photo for link to the Balloon Fest website.

Balloon Fest

Balloon Fest

Click on photo for link to Centralia Balloon Fest website.

View of park from a balloon

View of park from a balloon

Crowds around pond

Crowds around pond

Visitors up-close with Balloons

Visitors up-close with Balloons

Balloon Glow

Balloon Glow

Balloon Glow

Balloon Glow

Nearing lift-off

Nearing lift-off

Cardboard Boat Races

Cardboard Boat Races

Sunday afternoons of Balloon Fest bring out the adventurous, to take on the challenge of building a cardboard boat - then race it for a chance to win a trophy, ...or else bragging rights for the best sink;)

Food row

Food row

Hungry? Balloon Fest has some of the tastiest treats to eat, sure enough to please all tastebuds.

Craft Fair

Craft Fair

The Balloon Fest Craft fair offers many unique and affordable arts and crafts to purchase.

Craft Fair

Craft Fair

Train rides

Train rides

Puzzle making

Puzzle making

The Children's area offer fun activities and entertainment for children of all ages.

Puzzle making

Puzzle making

The Children's area offer fun activities and entertainment for children of all ages.

Puzzle making

Puzzle making

Balloon over park house

Balloon over park house

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