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Balloon fest takes to the skies
Witness balloons in flight.

What’s summer without seeing the Kalamazoo skyline dotted with hot air balloons?

Good thing the Kalamazoo Balloon Festival will provide that eye candy and more Aug. 24-26. This is the sixth year of the three-day festival, based at Gull Meadow Farms, 8544 Gull Road, where you can witness balloons in flight, shop local vendors and enjoy the end of summer with farm-themed activities. There will be nighttime Balloon Glows Aug. 24-25.

Festival hours are 4–10 p.m. Aug. 24, 10 a.m.–10 p.m. Aug. 25 and 7 a.m.–10 p.m. Aug. 26. Admission is free, but there will be a charge for other activities. For more information, visit or call 629-4214.