The 23rd Annual Optimist Club Unlimited Big Country Balloon Fest will be taking flight September 29th thru October 1st at Red Bud Park in Abilene. Check out the Balloon Fest schedule here.




Red Bud Park at South 32nd and Ivanhoe in Abilene

Dates & Times

  • Sept. 29th thru Oct. 1st, 2017
  • 7:30am-10pm Festival hours Fri. & Sat
  • 10am-10pm Festival booths open Fri & Sat
  • 4pm-6pm Kite demonstrations by End of the Line Austin kite team
  • 4:30pm-11pm Shuttle bus rides from Mall & Park
  • 7am & 5pm balloon flights Fri & Sat
  • Balloon glow at dusk Fri & Sat
  • 5pm-10pm Live music Fri & Sat
  • 7:30am balloon farewell flights Sunday


  • Free to attend the festival
  • $15 armbands for unlimited bounce house
  • $15 tethered balloon rides

More Info.

  • Live entertainment to be announced
  • Balloon Fest benefits the Optimist Club Charities
  • Team leaders & volunteers needed through Sunday
  • Volunteers must be 18 or older
  • Contact Optimist Club Unlimited at (325)795-0995