Philly Balloon & Music Festival takes flight July 1-4

The Philly Balloon & Music Festival is coming to Chester County on the 4th of July weekend, providing family fun whether you prefer to enjoy it from the ground or the sky.

This new event runs from Friday 1st July to Monday 4th July at Ludwig’s Corner Horse Show Grounds in Glenmoore and in addition to over 40 hot air balloons there will be live music, a car show, bouncy houses, fireworks fireworks, hayrides, food trucks, and beer and wine available for purchase.

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Each day of the festival kicks off early at 6am with a massive sunrise hot air balloon ride. While the stuffed Event calendar varies daily during the 2022 festival, the afternoons and evenings are full of live entertainment.

Musical headliners for the festival include Ben Garner, Garrett Shultz, Jac Conner and former America’s Got Talent contestant Dylan Zangwill. There will also be unique shows for the whole family, including Neils Duinker Comedy Juggler, Jesse from Forgotten Friend Reptile Sanctuary, “Dreams Come True” princesses and “American Heroes” superheroes.

After the sun goes down, witness the nightly ascent of the hot air balloon, known as the “Balloon Glow”. Fireworks will light up the sky on July 4 to celebrate the holiday. Also on the 4th of July, the auto showroom will take place from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. on the festival grounds.

When it comes to hot air balloons, tethered rides are an option for those who don’t want to stray too far from the ground, or you can just enjoy watching the massive ascent of hot air balloons from below with your feet firmly planted.

For festival-goers feeling a little more adventurous, untethered sunrise and sunset hot air balloon rides are available with the purchase of a hot air balloon ticket.

Hot air ballooning actually has historical ties to the region. According to the Philly Balloon & Music Festival organizersthe first manned balloon launch in the Americas took place in a Philadelphia prison yard in 1793, when a balloon pilot took flight in a hydrogen gas balloon.

Back to the present, however; tickets for the 2022 event are on sale through the Philly Balloon & Music Festival website.

Philly Balloon and Music Festival

From Friday 1 July to Monday 4 July
$10 – $20 general admission
Ludwig’s Corner Horse Show Grounds
1326 Pottstown Pike
Glenmoore, Pennsylvania 19343