Oklahoma Festival of Ballooning
6-9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16; 7-9 a.m. and 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17
Hatbox Field, 4000 Border Ave., in Muskogee
Admission: $10 evening entrance fee per car
Balloonists will fill the skies over Muskogee with an array of vibrant colors during the second annual Oklahoma Festival of Ballooning. The event will host dozens of balloon pilots and their crews, many of whom will be in the running for the Oklahoma Hot Air Balloon Championship Governor’s Trophy. John Fullbright, the Swon Brothers and country music newcomer Olivia Ooms will provide entertainment. Luminous balloon glows will take place Friday and Saturday and tether rides will be offered, along with fireworks, food trucks, a kids zone, helicopter rides and an “Up, Up and Away” 5k run Saturday morning.