We are working on plans to move some events online and are discussing postponement of some other elements of Chautauqua. Even though our festival in the park won’t be happening this June, we remain dedicated to our common cause.

The following schedule is from 2019.

Friday, June 19

Join us starting at 7pm at the on the front lawn of Wytheville Community College for the annual BALLOON GLOW 

Come on out for:

  • Inflatables 

  • Food Trucks 

  • Music

  • Family and Dog Friendly Fun

Then, as the sun goes down, see the weekend's hot air balloon pilots light up their crafts against the evening sky. The public is invited to come to the balloons to meet the pilots and crews AND to help hold down the balloons (can you say BALLAST?) Bring your camera, too, because you won't want to pass on the spectacle of these giants illuminated in the night. 

This is the precursor to the weekend balloon flights: Saturday at 6AM & 6PM and Sunday at 6AM. We will need warm bodies to help launch and recover the balloons. Come by and sign up to assist your favorite pilot this weekend. 

The Festival DOES NOT OFFER BALLOON RIDES, but if you help out with your favorite pilot for the week end, you never know how they might show their appreciation.

This event is weather permitting. Follow us on the Chautauqua Balloon Festival Facebook Page for up-to-the-minute status of events.

Contact Us

P.O. Box 911
Wytheville, VA 24382

(276) 228-6855

"Creativity is contagious, pass it on."

-Albert Einstein

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