5th Annual Waterford Balloonfest

On the grounds of Evergreen Elementary School:
817 W. Main Street
Waterford, WI 53185

Friday, July 17: 4pm - 9pm
Saturday, July 18: Sunrise (around 5:30am) - 9pm
Sunday, July 19: Sunrise (around 5:30am) - 10am

Absolutely no smoking, alcohol, bikes, skateboards or animals on school grounds!

Volunteer Form

Balloonfest Sponsorship Form | Arts & Crafts Vendor App | Antinque Vendor App

Business Vendor AppVendor Map

Food Vendor Application | Food Vendor Cover Letter | Food Vendor Service Guidelines

CRCHD Temporary Permit


This year marks the fifth annual Waterford Balloonfest! More than a dozen balloonists from around the nation gather for this genuinely unique event which is consistently growing in stature. The Waterford Balloonfest is one of about 100 festivals that balloon enthusiasts coast-to-coast know about, talk about, and vow to revisit each year. There is no entrance fee for the Waterford Balloonfest so bring your family and friends to enjoy the event with you! 

We will bring back our classic evening balloon glows for Friday and Saturday evenings. These evening glows are a visitor favorite! New this year, we will be introducing our balloonist flight competitions which will highlight the Balloonists' amazing flying skills.

Craft and business vendors will show their wares and provide information on their businesses. Local food establishments will be on the grounds providing food, beverages, and delectable dessert. A kids' area will have games, activities, and entertainment to keep the little ones busy! Don't miss our other attractions like the 5K run/walk, helicopter rides, and much more!

Check back for more updates and specific information on this lighter-than-air event!

Balloon Information

Balloon rides during the event are available for certain sponsorship levels. Others interested in balloon rides at the event will need to contact our balloonist, Ken Walter with Winddancer Balloon Promotions, at (262) 522-6675 or winddancerballoons@gmail.com.

*All balloon events are weather dependent.* Ballooning is a fair weather sport. Assuming visibility is good, the key consideration is the wind speed. Generally, a launch is not feasible when the wind exceeds 8 miles per hour. The preferred flying times are just after sunrise and just before sunset, when the winds are lighter and more stable. The pilots will make a determination concerning the weather.

Arts and Crafts Vendors 

The application for becoming a Balloonfest Arts and Crafts Vendor is now available! Please fill out the application and return it to the Waterford Area Chamber of Commerce office by July 3rd. Click here to view the 2015 Balloonfest Vendor Map.

"Morning Launch" 5K Run/Walk 

More details to come.

Amateur Photo Contest 
Charge up your batteries and get ready to take your best shot!!

More details to come!

If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact the Chamber office at:
(262) 534.5911 or chamber@waterford-wi.org.

Beautiful Waterford, Wisconsin is conveniently located approximately 30 minutes Southwest of Milwaukee, 2 hours North of Chicago and 30 minutes West of Racine.

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Waterford Balloon Fest