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2018 Dates

July 6-8, 2018

Aaron Gebhart

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Thank you for keeping all of our beach-goers safe by respecting the alcohol-free zone at the Red Rock Beaches.

Click here for map of the Balloon Fest action area.

2018 Schedule of Events and Activities: TBA

FRIDAY, JULY 7, 2017

6:00-10:00 pm  – Tropical Steel Band

6:30 pm Opening launch*. Iowa State Savings Bank Cup Race. Food and drink on beach.

9:00 pm  Night Glow at North Overlook Beach


6:30 am Morning balloon launch*

7:00 am Pancake Breakfast!

8:00 am 5K and 10K FUNdraiser Run ($20 Registration) – North Overlook Beach

9:00 – 11:00 am  “Let’s Go Paddling” – offered by Army Corps of Engineers

1:00 pm  Archaeology at Iowaville: Ioway Tribe (Red Rock Visitors Center) – offered by Army Corps of Engineers

2:00 pm  Meet Bobber the Safety Dog (North Overlook Beach) – offered by Army Corps of Engineers

3:00 pm  Call of the Wild (Playscape) – offered by Army Corps of Engineers

6:00-10:00 pm  – Rock Bottom Band

6:30 pm Evening Balloon Launch*

9:00 pm  Night Glow at North Overlook Beach

SUNDAY, JULY 9, 2017

6:30 am Morning Balloon Launch*

*Please note: All event activities are subject to change due to weather and wind conditions.

Viewing Areas

Best viewing area for balloon launches is at North Overlook Beach on all three days of the event, July 7-9, 2017. Other activities on North Overlook Beach on Saturday, July 8, include a 5K and 10 K FUNdraiser Run and “Let’s go Paddling”.

Come out and enjoy this great family event – one of the highlights of the summer in the Red Rock area!

Click here for an overview map of the Lake Red Rock area.

 To register for the FUNdraiser Run/Walk with a “fill-in” registration form, click here and print:
Registration for 5k and 10k Run – mail in form – updated April 2017

or register on-line by clicking here:

http://www.getmeregistered.com  Event ID #127118. Please register by July 7.


Balloon Rides!

This year pilot Tim Cloyd is offering balloon rides for sale at $200/ person. Contact Tim at tecvisions@hotmail.com or call 515-205-4855 for more information.