2017 Ottumwa Pro Balloon Races Schedule


OTTUMWA-Wednesday, July 12th kicks off the 2017 Ottumwa Pro Balloon Races.  Below is the current schedule of events.

Wednesday July 12th

American Home Finding – Steak Sandwich Dinner 4:30-7

Entertainment – Lowly Brass


 Thursday July 13th

Beer Garden 4:30-10:00

40th Anniversary Recognition

Band: Bridge City Country 6-10


Friday July 14th

Pilot registration 4pm

Beer Garden 4:30-11

Band: The Boys 7-11

Heartland Boot Scooters

Hogs 4 Dogs Night 6-8

Fun Flight – sponsored by Dr. Pepper/ Snapple

Balloon Glow (Sponsored by Ottumwa Convention and Visitors Bureau)

Fireworks (Sponsored by John Deere Ottumwa Works & Winger Companies)


Saturday July 15th

Morning flight

Kiwanis’s Pancake Breakfast 6:00-10:30am

Chili Cook-off

Tractor Pull 10:30 sign-ups

Blood Drive 10-1

Events at the Shelter: Craft show / wine tasting/kids activities 1-4

Car Cruzin 2-6

Evening flight

Balloon glow

United Way Kids Fun Run 7pm

United Way 5K Glow Run 8:30pm

United Way 1K Trail Walk 8:45pm

Beer Garden 4:30 -11

Band: One Eye Open 7-11


Sunday July 16th

Morning flight

Kiwanis’s Pancake Breakfast 6:00-10:30am