Hot Air Jubilee Announces Dates for Its 40th Anniversary Hot Air Balloon Festival

JACKSON, MI — The Jackson Hot Air Jubilee may have just ended a month ago, but organizers are already gearing up for next year.

The Hot Air Jubilee will celebrate its 40th anniversary on July 21 and 22, 2023.

The Hot Air Jubilee pilots entertained nearly 13,000 people after a successful event in July this year saw balloons take flight for the first time in several years. Jubilee organizers are looking forward to another big year of flights in 2023, officials said.

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In addition to the dates, the organizers have announced who will serve on the board of directors next year.

David Seekell continues in the role of chairman, officials said.

“It is an honor to lead the Hot Air Jubilee Board of Directors and provide family entertainment to the Jackson community,” Seekell said. “I look forward to building on the successes of the 2022 event and continuing to serve our balloon community.”

Joining Seekell on the Board for 2022-2023 are:

  • Vice President and Balloonmeister: Steven Sitko
  • Secretary: Angela Madden
  • Treasurer: Jacqueline Austin
  • Director: Ashley Esselink
  • Director: Jason “Joker” Gootee
  • Director: Jeanne Lindahl
  • Director Janis McCleery
  • Director: David Salsbury
  • Director: Chad Seekell
  • Director: Brandon Tripp

“It is an honor to work with so many top pilots and dedicated volunteers to lead the Hot Air Jubilee through 2023,” Seekell said. “We have a strong record of leadership at Jubilee and I would especially like to thank our past board members, supporters and volunteers who have set a strong path for us to follow. Their work on behalf of the Jackson community makes a huge difference.

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