A visitors guide to Field of Flight


Battle Creek’s Field of Flight Air Show and Balloon Festival starts only one week from today! We have put together a guide for the entire festival to make it easier to know what days you may want to go.

Community Kick-Off Day & Kids Day – June 30

The festival opens its gates on June 30 with the Community Kick-Off Day, where the entry fee is only $10 a car load! If you are looking to save money, this is the best day to go. It’s also Kid’s Day, which means there will be activities for the young ones and even a bike giveaway at the end.

Balloon Launches/Fly-ins – Every day

One of the main events is the balloon competition bringing in hot air balloons. Each night at 7 p.m., the balloons will either launch from W.K. Kellogg Airport or fly-in to the airport from an unspecified location (weather dependent).

Balloon Illume – June 30 & July 3

For two nights only, the balloonists light up the balloons at dusk. This is a great event to watch for kids and adults alike.

Air Show – July 1 (practice), July 2-4

The Battle Field of Flight Air Show is made up of five hours of the most thrilling and high flying acts! This year’s headlining act is the US Air Force F-22 RAPTOR Demo Team. Other acts include the Misty Blues All-Woman Skydiving Team, the Kyle Franklin Flying Circus Comedy Act, Nathan Hammond “GhostWriter Skywriting” and more.

Night Air Show – July 2

The third largest night air show in the nation begins with a twilight show as the sun sets at 8:45 p.m., then the pyrotechnic night show starts at 10 p.m. Pilots will light up the sky with sparks, smoke, fireballs, bomb bursts and air-launched fireworks.

Fireworks – July 1 & 4

This festival has not one, but two big firework nights. The show begins at 10:30 p.m., with more than 15 minutes of color bursts choreographed to pop, country and rock music.

Entertainment – Every day

  • The Field of Rock concerts happen every night
  • “Rocketman” Ignacio Valencia will be shot out of a cannon every day
  • The Skerbeck Carnival is back again
  • Plenty of vendors with all of your favorite festival food
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