Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa is hosting a balloon festival (within walking distance) coming up in June. The 11th Annual Great Galena Balloon Races will be on June 15th, 16th, &17th, 2012. There will also be shuttles to the festival. For those wishing to fly after watching, the resort has Galena On The Fly, a company that will take people out for a ride. Visit the resorts website to make reservations at www.eagleridge.com.
Why not make a weekend event of it, and stay at the Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa located at 444 Eagle Ridge dr, Galena, Il. The weekend Country Escape Package is 2 nights, 2 breakfasts, and 1 dinner is $518, per couple, (per night). The resort stay only rate is $219, per couple (per night). Additionally on Friday they have an Ale Festival on the Balloon weekend, reserve your spot to go.
Balloon races are one activity, however some of the other activities taking place at this balloon fest include: car show, live music, tethered rides, and family activities. This annual event was listed in 2010 top 100 events. The event will benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation & Camp Hertko Hollow.
Sponsors of the event include: Younkers, That’s My Dog, Hyvee, Bank of Galena, 1st Community Bank of Galena, Vincent Earth Moving, Mainstreet Cheesecakes, Jo-Carrol Energy, TDRF, Telegraph Herald, Netsmart, F.S. Stephenson, and Family Beer & Liquor.