Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show and Balloon Festival --- July 2 -6

Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show and Balloon Festival - July 2 -6

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Wednesday, July 2 Tentative Schedule

JULY 2 ~ COMMUNITY KICK OFF DAY ~ $10 PER CAR LOAD AND FREE ADMISSION, maximum 10 people per car load. Foot Traffic will be $5 per person.

Special NOTE: There will be NO 6:30 AM Balloon Launch on Wednesday, July 2. The remainder of the 6:30 AM Balloon Launches will take place from various locations throughout Calhoun & Kalamazoo Counties. These flights will take place each morning from July 3 – July 6, 2014. All evening 6:30 PM Balloon Launches or Fly-Ins WILL take place at the W.K. Kellogg Airport. There will be no evening balloon launch on July 6. All scheduled activities/events are “weather permitting”.  NO RAIN CHECKS OR REFUNDS.

Children “3 Ft.” and under are FREE ~ ALL DAY ~ EVERY DAY

Thursday, July 3 Tentative Schedule

THURSDAY, JULY 3 ~ $5 Parking ~ $5 Admission per person

Special NOTE:  The 6:30 AM Balloon Launches will take place from various locations throughout Calhoun & Kalamzoo Counties. These flights will take place each morning from July 3 – July 6, 2014.  All evening 6:30 PM Balloon Launches or Fly-Ins WILL take place at the W.K. Kellogg Airport. There will be no evening balloon launch on July 6. All scheduled activities/events are “weather permitting”.  NO RAIN CHECKS OR REFUNDS.

Children “3 Ft.” and under are FREE ~ ALL DAY ~ EVERY DAY

Friday, July 4 Tentative Schedule

FRIDAY, JULY 4
~ $5 Parking
~ $8 Admission Per Person with $2.00 off Coupon or
~ $10 Per Person without Coupon.
~ MUST BRING COUPON, Smart Phone applications will not apply. Coupons available on website and will be in various print advertising. Only One Coupon per person.

Special NOTE:  The 6:30 AM Balloon Launches will take place from various locations throughout Calhoun & Kalamazoo Counties. These flights will take place each morning from July 3 – July 6, 2014.  All evening 6:30 PM Balloon Launches or Fly-Ins WILL take place at the W.K. Kellogg Airport. There will be no evening balloon launch on July 6. All scheduled activities/events are “weather permitting”.  NO RAIN CHECKS OR REFUNDS.

Children “3 Ft.” and under are FREE ~ ALL DAY ~ EVERY DAY

  • 9 AM PARKING & EVENT GROUNDS OPEN
  • 10 AM ALL VENDORS OPEN ~ Great food vendors featuring ribs, chicken, steak sandwiches, ice cream, etc.; fun souvenir booths with sunglasses, crafts...and more!
  • 10 AM Skerbeck Carnival - All new Carnival for the Battle Creek Field of Flight with exciting rides and games
  • 11 AM - 5 PM AIR SHOW AT ITS BEST FEATURING THE US AIR FORCE THUNDERBIRDS
    • ADDITIONAL PERFORMERS:
      • Rob Holland – MXS
      • The Hopper’s – L- 39’s
      • Matt Younkin – Twin Beech 18
      • Kyle Franklin – WACO “Dracula”
      • Paul Stender – Jet Powered School Bus, Jet Powered Polaris RZR and the Jet Doghouse
      • Greg Shetterly in the One Design
      • Roger Buis and OTTO the Helicopter
      • Lt. Col. Jerry Kerby "Jive" in Wild Blue
      • Bob Carlton in the world’s only Super Salto Jet Sailplane
      • Phil Dacy, event announcer
  • 1:30 – 2:00 PM Great Lakes Timber Show – Best Log Rolling & Axe Throwing Exhibiton of its kind!
  • 6:30 PM HOT-AIR “BALLOON LAUNCH” OR “FLY-IN” @ W.K. Kellogg Airport.
  • 7:30 PM – 8 PM Great Lakes Timber Show – Best Log Rolling & Axe Throwing Exhibiton of its kind!

Saturday, July 5 Tentative Schedule

SATURDAY, JULY 5
~ $5 Parking

~ $8 Admission Per Person with $2.00 off Coupon or
~ $10 Per Person without Coupon.
~ MUST BRING COUPON, Smart Phone applications will not apply. Coupons available on website and will be in various print advertising. Only One Coupon per person.

Special NOTE:  The 6:30 AM Balloon Launches will take place from various locations throughout Calhoun & Kalamazoo Counties. These flights will take place each morning from July 3 – July 6, 2014.  All evening 6:30 PM Balloon Launches or Fly-Ins WILL take place at the W.K. Kellogg Airport.. All scheduled activities/events are “weather permitting”.  NO RAIN CHECKS OR REFUNDS.

Children “3 Ft.” and under are FREE ~ ALL DAY ~ EVERY DAY

  • 9 AM PARKING & EVENT GROUNDS OPEN
  • 10 AM ALL VENDORS OPEN ~ Great food vendors featuring ribs, chicken, steak sandwiches, ice cream, etc.; fun souvenir booths with sunglasses, crafts...and more!
  • 10 AM Skerbeck Carnival - All new Carnival for the Battle Creek Field of Flight with exciting rides and games THIS WILL BE THE LAST DAY THE CARNIVAL WILL BE OPERATING FOR 2014
  • 11 AM - 5 PM AIR SHOW AT ITS BEST FEATURING THE US AIR FORCE THUNDERBIRDS
    • ADDITIONAL PERFORMERS:
      • Rob Holland – MXS
      • The Hopper’s – L- 39’s
      • Matt Younkin – Twin Beech 18
      • Kyle Franklin – WACO “Dracula”
      • Paul Stender – Jet Powered School Bus, Jet Powered Polaris RZR and the Jet Doghouse
      • Greg Shetterly in the One Design
      • Roger Buis and OTTO the Helicopter
      • Lt. Col. Jerry Kerby "Jive" in Wild Blue
      • Bob Carlton in the world’s only Super Salto Jet Sailplane
      • Phil Dacy, event announcer
  • 6:30 PM HOT-AIR “BALLOON LAUNCH” OR “FLY-IN” @ W.K. Kellogg Airport.
  • 7:00 – 8:30 PM FIREKEEPERS CASINO & FIELD OF ROCK @ CENTER STAGE Presents "The Megan Rae Band" - Megan is Country all the way with one powerful voice!
  • 8:30 - 9 PM TWILIGHT AIR SHOW
  • 9:15 – 9:45 PM Mesmerizing HOT-AIR “BALLOON ILLUME”
  • 10:00 - 10:30 pm NIGHT AIR SHOW Featuring Otto the Helicopter, Jet Powered Sailplane, Twin Beech and the World's Fastest School Bus!
  • 10:30 PM RAIN DATE FOR FIREWORKS*
  • 11:00 PM EVENT GROUNDS CLOSE

Sunday, July 6 Tentative Schedule

JULY 7 ~ $5 Parking ~ $6 Admission per person 

Special NOTE:  The 6:30 AM Balloon Launches will take place from various locations throughout the county. These flights will take place each morning from July 3 – July 6, 2013. All evening 6:30 PM Balloon Launches or Fly-Ins WILL take place at the W.K. Kellogg Airport. There will be no evening balloon launch on July 6. The carnival will also not be operating on July 6th. All scheduled activities/events are “weather permitting”.  NO RAIN CHECKS OR REFUNDS.

Children “3 Ft.” and under are FREE ~ ALL DAY ~ EVERY DAY

  • 9 AM PARKING & EVENT GROUNDS OPEN
  • PLEASE NOTE: SKERBECK CARNIVAL WILL NOT BE OPERATING JULY 6TH
  • 10 AM ALL VENDORS OPEN ~ Great food vendors featuring ribs, chicken, steak sandwiches, ice cream, etc.; fun souvenir booths with sunglasses, crafts...and more!
  • 11 AM - 5 PM AIR SHOW AT ITS BEST FEATURING THE US AIR FORCE THUNDERBIRDS
    • ADDITIONAL PERFORMERS:
      • Rob Holland – MXS
      • The Hopper’s – L- 39’s
      • Matt Younkin – Twin Beech 18
      • Kyle Franklin – WACO “Dracula”
      • Paul Stender – Jet Powered School Bus, Jet Powered Polaris RZR and the Jet Doghouse
      • Greg Shetterly in the One Design
      • Roger Buis and OTTO the Helicopter
      • Lt. Col. Jerry Kerby "Jive" in Wild Blue
      • Bob Carlton in the world’s only Super Salto Jet Sailplane
      • Phil Dacy, event announcer
  • No Balloon Launch this evening
  • 7:30 PM EVENT GROUNDS CLOSE

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Applebee’s Battle Creek Wall featuring the BC Field of Flight Air Show and Balloon Festival - Photo by Lisa Burns

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