When is Canton Balloon Fest

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CANTON, Ohio (WJW) — The 2022 Balloon Classic in Canton takes place this weekend.

The event kicked off Friday and will continue through Sunday at Kent State Stark and Stark State College.

The balloons remained on the ground Friday morning as a safety measure due to weather conditions, event organizers said.

The event will include children’s activities, food and drink vendors and music. The Friday evening balloon launch is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.

Here is the schedule of events:

FRIDAY JULY 29

  • 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. Ball launch (weather permitting)
  • 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Hot air balloon activities
    – Target drop
    – Education/Zone ball
    – Inflatable space for children
    – Skydivers
  • 6:30 p.m. – Live music provided by SWAGG
  • 6:30 p.m. Ball launch (weather permitting)
  • 8:00 PM, Donut Tasting Contest (provided by Mary Ann Donuts Cafe)
  • 8:30 p.m. – Live music provided by New Wave Nation
  • 9:00 p.m. – The Night Glow

SATURDAY JULY 30

  • 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. Ball launch (weather permitting)
  • 8:00 a.m. UP, UP & AWAY 5K (register for hofef5k.com)
  • 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Hot air balloon activities
    – Target drop
    – Ball education area
    – Skydivers
  • 6:30 p.m. – Live music provided by Chris Kraft
  • 6:30 p.m. Ball launch (weather permitting)
  • 8:30 p.m. – Live music provided by Dustin Kines
  • 10:00 p.m. – Fireworks

SUNDAY JULY 31

  • 6:30 a.m. – 7:00 a.m. Ball launch (weather permitting)

FOX 8 Weather reports no chance of rain this weekend with highs in the 80s.