Welcome to the 12th Annual Great Galena Balloon Race. Whether you come for the Balloons, the Ale Fest, the Collector's Car Show, the live music, or just for the great entertainment that the whole family can take part in... we want you to remember our mission is to raise funds and awareness for Juvenile Diabetes.
Get your tickets to Alefest
Friday June 20th
Get your tickets to Wine Flights
Saturday June 21st
Official Host Sponsor
Welcome to the Great Galena Balloon Race to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). This spectacular 3 day event features over 20 hot air balloons, two races, two night glows, tethered rides, a car show, live music, activities for the whole family, and a Friday night Alefest.
All events take place on the North Course Practice Range at Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa, our host sponsor. Directions: Just follow Hwy 20 to Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa. Follow Eagle Ridge Drive to Thunder Bay Road. Go left on Thunder Bay road to the parking area. Our shuttles will take you to the event site.
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