hot air balloons glowing at the balloon glow at the Michigan challenge balloon fest in howell, Michigan

Michigan Challenge Balloonfest


June 28, 2024 - June 30, 2024

Friday: 2:00 PM - 11:00 PM Saturday: 6:30 AM - 11:00 PM Sunday: 6:30 AM - 8:00 PM


Daily admission: $5.00 per person CASH ONLY
Weekend wristband: $10.00 per person
Under 3 years of age: FREE

The Howell Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to host the 39th Annual Michigan Challenge Balloonfest on June 28, 29, and 30th, 2024, a community event enjoyed by families throughout the state for decades.

The Michigan Challenge Balloonfest is one of the premier summertime activities in Michigan, offering entertainment for the entire family. This community event has activities planned for everyone – from carnival rides, kid attractions, fireworks, and the always-popular balloon launches, fly-ins, and evening glow. Many events and attractions are planned this year, and we look forward to seeing you there!

The Howell Area Chamber of Commerce extends a huge thank you to the sponsors, committee members, and community partners for their support, making the return of the Michigan Challenge Balloonfest possible.


$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 ONLY will be available for $10.00 per person on Friday, June 28th, at admission gates OR at the Howell Area Chamber of Commerce located at 123 E. Washington St. Howell, MI 48843 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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