2016 Balloons Over Morgantown Event Schedule

Thursday, October 13, 2016

NightGlow!  Mylan Park starting at 7pm
Free Admission!

Friday, October 14, 2016
Morning Launch
:  Around 8am, Morgantown Airport
Evening Launch: Around 4pm, Morgantown Airport

, October 15, 2016

Morning Launch: Around 8am, Morgantown Airport
Evening Launch: Around 4pm, Morgantown Airport

Sunday, October 16, 2016
Morning Launch
:  Around 8am, Morgantown Airport

to Watch the Balloons

All of our launches this year will be from the Morgantown Airport, near the Morgantown Readiness Center.  Although non-crew members are not permitted in the launch area, there are fences where the balloons will be visible.  Locations near the airport will also offer views of the balloons once they take off.  Another fun activity is chasing balloons!  Once you see a balloon you can follow it until it lands and then participate in packing it up!  As the balloons fly, they will be visible from different areas of Morgantown.  If you're not able to make it to the launch, keep an eye out for the balloons over the weekend.  Often times the balloons travel different directions at each launch so even if you miss them one day, they might fly right over you the next!  We try to post which direction our balloons are flying on Facebook, so keep checking our page for updates on each launch!

About NightGlow

Nightglow is an evening event when the balloons inflate but do not fly.  Every balloon has two burners, a blue flame which is used for flight and an orange flame.  During a night glow, the orange flame is used to light up the balloon and they all glow together!  This event allows you a chance to get up close to the balloons and take some beautiful pictures of them glowing at night!  Music provided by the WVAQ Boombox, fuel provided by Hagedorn's.  We hope to see you there!