Michigan Challenge Balloonfest


June 23, 2023 - June 25, 2023

6/23 - 2:00 PM - 11:00 PM 6/24 - 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM 6/25 - 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM


Daily admission: $5.00 per person CASH ONLY
Weekend wristband: $10.00 per person (Friday purchase only)
Under 3 years of age: FREE

The 38th Annual Michigan Challenge Balloonfest is headed back to Howell on June 23, 24, and 25th, 2023. This community event has been the premier summertime activity and event in Michigan for decades. From carnival rides, kids attractions, fireworks, balloon launches and fly-ins, and a not-to-miss evening glow – this event offers entertainment for the entire family.

Sit back, relax, and watch a variety of hot air balloons take flight right in Downtown Howell. Plan a whole day of family fun starting at the carnival – ride your favorite rides then play popular games.

Admission Fees:

  • $5.00 per person, per day – CASH ONLY
  • Children 3 & under are admitted free.
  • Parking is free.
  • A limited number of weekend wristbands for the Balloon Festival will ONLY be available for $10.00 per person on Friday, June 23rd at admission gates OR at the Howell Area Chamber of Commerce located at 123 E. Washington St. Howell, MI while supplies last.
  • Carnival Ride Daily Passes are an additional fee and may be found online or purchased at the carnival ticket booth. This is a separate cost from festival admission.

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Howell High School

1200 W Grand River Rd
Howell, Michigan, 48843 United States
(517) 546-3920

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