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Up, Up + Away 5K Run – Oklahoma Festival of Ballooning

August 28 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am

Join us for the “Up Up and Away 5k” held the weekend of the Balloon Festival at Hatbox Field Muskogee. The event is sponsored by Saint Francis Hospital, hosted by the Muskogee Parks and Recreation Department and Muskogee Running Club, with timing provided by I:40 Race Service. Weather permitting, balloon flights will be ascending as runners take off at the start line.

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Oklahoma Festival of Ballooning is an annual event that takes place on the third weekend of August at Hatbox Field in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Over 30 balloons rise over Muskogee County, creating a beautiful panorama of the dotted sky. The festival runs from 6 pm to 9 pm on Friday and Saturday.  Saturday and Sunday mornings from 7 am to 9 am.

Oklahoma Festival of Ballooning offers tethered balloon rides, food trucks, helicopter rides over the area, children activities, live music, and much more. The major highlights of the festival are The Balloon Glow and the fantastic fireworks finale on Sunday. In addition to the ballooning experience, there is an “Up Up and Away” 5k fun Run.

5:00 pm: Gates open. 

  • Food Trucks
  • Kids’ Zone ($10 Arm Bands for Inflatables – 8 different available for kids 12 and under)
  • Helicopter Rides ($20)

6:00 pm: Tethered Balloon Rides Begin ($20)
6:45 pm: National Anthem + Flag Jump 

7:00 pm: Mayor’s Welcome + Live Music

7:30 pm: Ahna Jennings Band – Live on First Star Bank Stage

8:00 pm: Balloon Glow presented by Love Bottling

9:00 pm: Fireworks finale presented by Community Care

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Hatbox RV Campsite – $25/night
RV and Camping Map/Information

RV activity package available. Includes Breakfast, Five Civilized Tribes Museum, and Honor Heights Papillion ALL for $25 per person on Saturday. 

For more information on the Oklahoma Festival of Ballooning visit okballoonfestival.com or the Facebook page @OkieBalloonFest.

Organizer

Muskogee Parks + Recreation
Phone:
918.684.6305
Email:
mwilkerson@muskogeeparks.org
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Venue

Hatbox Event Center
630 S 40th St
Muskogee, OK 74401 United States
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Phone:
918.684.6305
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