Kingston RI | Balloon Festival | Up Up and Away

Kingston RI | Balloon Festival | Up Up and Away

 

The South County Hot Air Balloon Festivalis in full swing starting at 4 p.m. tonight July 20-22nd on the campus of the

South Kingstown RI Hot Air Balloon Festival

Up, up and away

University of Rhode Island at Kingston in the town of South Kingstown.

 

The events not only include the famous hot air balloons in all their splendor but live music, racing pigs, kite flying, carnival rides & games, trapeze acts, crafts, food, petting zoo and more.

 

Even with the heat this weekend this South County Balloon Festival will draw thousands to it.  The Wakefield Rotary Club is the sponsor as part of their generous fund raising activities for the local community.

 

They have raised over $1 million over the years for charitable giving projects.  A tremendous effort by all so come out for a low cost to support and enjoy this wonderful event.

 

Admission: $10/adult, $5/kid or $25 for a family.

It is open Saturday from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. and on Sunday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Kingston RI just off Rte. 138.

 

Bring the family and friends and enjoy this wonderful hot air balloon event.  It is especially wonderful at 6 a.m. to watch these balloons get off the ground and soar (weather permitting).  Hope to see you there!

 

Schedule as follows:

FRIDAY, JULY 20

All Weekend Events Include – Kids Train Ride and Trout Fishing Pond (Both Free w/ Admission)
Carnival Rides and Games, Crafts Show, Food Court, Inflatable Rides, and Pony Rides
Gloria Gemma Hope Bus
4:00pm – 7:00pm Providence Bruins Hockey ‘Street Team”
4:00pm Ticket Booth Opens
4:30pm – 5:00pm Bwana Jim’s Wild Animal Show – Free w/ Admission
4:30pm – 6:00pm Tropical Wave Music w/ Dennis Jansson – Free w/ Admission
5:30pm Balloon Weather Briefing
5:30pm – 6:00pm Bwana Jim’s Wild Animal Show – Free w/ Admission
6:00pm – 6:30pm Cannon Lady – Free w/ Admission
6:00pm Hot Air Balloons Fly and Tethered Balloon Rides Begin (Weather Permitting)
6:30pm – 8:30pm John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band – RAIN OR SHINE – Free w/ admission
7:30pm – 9:00pm Hot Air Balloon Glow @ Dusk

SATURDAY, JULY 21

All Weekend Events Include – Kids Train Ride and Trout Fishing Pond (Both Free w/ Admission)
Carnival Rides and Games, Crafts Show, Food Court, Inflatable Rides, and Pony Rides
Gloria Gemma Hope Bus
5:30am Balloon Weather Briefing
6:00am Hot Air Balloons Fly and Tethered Balloon Rides (Weather Dependent and Time is Approximate)
8:00am Kids Trout Fishing Pond Opens (Free all Day w/ Admission)
9:00am Inflatable Rides,  Kids Train Ride, Rag Bag (Semi Inflated Balloon The Kids Can Climb Into) Begin
10:00am Radio Controlled Planes, Craft Show, Carnival Rides, and Interactive Gymnastics / Bungee Begin
11:00am Food Court and Barbecue Vendors Open, and Pony Rides Begin
12:00pm – 4:00pm Chowder Cook-Off
12:00pm Giant Kites Fly – Free w/ Admission
12:30pm – 1:00pm Bwana Jim’s Wild Animal Show – Free w/ Admission
1:00pm – 1:30pm Airborne Jugglers
1:30pm – 2:00pm Cannon Lady – Free w/ Admission
2:30pm – 3:00pm Bwana Jim’s Wild Animal Show – Free w/ Admission
3:00pm – 3:30pm Airborne Jugglers and Ichiban Karate Demonstration
3:30pm – 4:00pm Cannon Lady – Free w/ Admission
4:00pm Chowder cook off winner
4:00pm – 9:00pm Cruise-In – Corvettes, Classics and Modern Muscle Car Show
4:00pm – 6:00pm PAWS – Pawtucket Red Sox Mascot Signs Autographs and Photos
4:30pm – 5:00pm Bwana Jim’s Wild Animal Show – Free w/ Admission
5:00pm – 5:30pm Airborne Jugglers
5:30pm Balloon Weather Briefing
5:30pm – 6:00pm Cannon Lady – Free w/ Admission
6:00pm Hot Air Balloons Fly and Tethered Balloon Rides Begin (Weather Permitting)
6:30pm – 7:00pm Bwana Jim’s Wild Animal Show – Free w/ Admission
7:00pm – 9:00pm Hot Air Balloon Glow At Duskl w/ Music By Wakefield Concert Band (Weather Permitting)
9:00pm FIREWORKS!!! w/ Music by Wakefield Concert Band

SUNDAY, JULY 22

All Weekend Events Include – Kids Train Ride and Trout Fishing Pond (Both Free w/ Admission)
Carnival Rides and Games, Crafts Show, Food Court, Inflatable Rides, and Pony Rides
5:30am Balloon Weather Briefing
6:00am Hot Air Balloons Fly and Tethered Balloon Rides (Weather Dependent and Time is Approximate)
8:00am Kids Trout Fishing Pond Opens (Free all Day w/ Admission)
9:00am Inflatable Rides,  Kids Train Ride, Rag Bag (Semi Inflated Balloon The Kids Can Climb Into) Begin
10:00am Radio Controlled Airplanes, Crafts Show, and Carnival Rides and Games Begin
11:00am Food Court and Barbecue Vendors Open, and Pony Rides Begin
12:00pm – 3:00pm First And Only Official Rhode Island BBQ Competition w/ 40 Contestants – Winner Goes to Nationals
12:00pm Giant Kites Fly – Free w/ Admission
12:30pm Airborne Jugglers
1:00pm – 1:30pm Cannon Lady – Free w/ Admission
2:00pm – 2:30pm Bwana Jim’s Wild Animal Show – Free w/ Admission
2:30pm – 3:00pm Airborne Jugglers
3:00pm – 3:30pm Cannon Lady – Free w/ Admission
3:30pm – 4:00pm Ichiban Karate Demonstration
4:00pm BBQ Awards
4:30pm – 5:00pm Bwana Jim’s Wild Animal Show – Free w/ Admission
5:00pm – 5:30pm Airborne Jugglers
5:30pm Balloon Weather Briefing
5:30pm – 6:00pm Cannon Lady – Free w/ Admission
6:00pm – 6:30pm Bwana Jim’s Wild Animal Show – Free w/ Admission
6:00pm Hot Air Balloons Fly and Tethered Balloon Rides Begin (Weather Permitting)

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