8/11/17 – 5:16 A.M.
Flag City Balloonfest kicks off today at Emory Adams Park. The official opening ceremonies take place at 5:30 p.m. with Miss Ohio singing the national anthem. Tonight’s balloon launch is set for 6:30 p.m., with the balloon illumination taking place at 9 p.m. Fireworks follow the illumination at 10 p.m.
Other events start at 4 p.m. when the food vendors open. The kids fair opens at 5 p.m. today.
Rain put a damper on last year’s event. While there is a chance of rain today it looks clear for the rest of the weekend.