Balloon and Rib Fest

July 10-July 13 | Municipal Airport

Held at Wausau Municipal Airport

Thanks to Greenheck Fan Corp. we will have Fireworks Friday & Saturday Night!!

Balloon & Rib Fest Event Schedule

Thursday, July 10

Rib Fest ($)-5-10pm
Kids Rides ($)-5pm-Dusk
Balloon Launch-6:30pm
Balloon Glow-8:30pm
Petting Zoo & Camel Rides($)-5-8pm
Pig Racing -5-9pm
Music: Stray Pony-6-10pm

 

Friday, July 11

Shuttle Bus (from downtown to event grounds)-5-10pm
Rib Fest ($)-5-10pm
Kids Rides ($)-5pm-Dusk
Balloon Launch-6:30pm
Balloon Glow-8:30pm
Petting Zoo & Camel Rides($)-5-8pm
Pig Racing-5-9pm
Music: Fab Five (Beatles Cover Band)-6-11pm
Fireworks-9:45pm

Saturday, July 12

Balloon Set Up & Launch 6-6:30 am
Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast ($)-6-10:30 am
Shuttle Bus (from downtown to event grounds)-11am-11pm
Rib Fest ($) -11am-10pm
Kids Rides ($)-11am-Dusk
WI Kite Club Performance-10am-4pm
Petting Zoo & Camel Rides($)-5-8pm
Pig Racing-5-9pm
Balloon Launch-6:30pm
Balloon Glow-8:30pm
Music: Rick Hornyak -4-6pm
Music: Johnny & the MoTones-6-11pm
Fireworks-.9:45pm

 
Sunday, July 14
Balloon Set Up & Launch-6-6:30 am
Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast ($)-6-10:30 am

 
Downtown Events (Shuttle Available)

Sidewalk Sales-July 10th – 13th
Chalk Fest -July 12th-13th

 

Voted Wausau’s Favorite Event four years running, the Balloon & Rib Fest has something for everyone. Don’t believe us? We’ve got: Hot air balloons, 6 Rib Vendors, kites, pig racing, bounce houses, fantastic food, and the LARGEST fireworks show in the region. BAM!

A FREE Shuttle Bus will take you between the Balloon and Rib Fest to Chalkfest in Wausau’s River District.

 

BIPLANES!! Two rare, vintage open-cockpit biplanes will be making a visit to the event. Passengers will fly over downtown Wausau, the Wisconsin River, Rib Mountain or other nearby areas of their choice.
Each biplane ride can take up to 2 passengers at a time and are $90/per person for the 15-20 minute flight experience. All ages can fly.

Thursday, July 10th from 4pm till sunset
Friday, July 11th from 11am till sunset
Saturday, July 12th from 11am till sunset
Sunday, July 13th from 10am to noon or by reservation

Although these rides take place at the Wausau Municipal Airport during Balloon & Rib Fest, they are not directly affiliated with Wausau Events, Inc. and its organizers.

 

Have more questions about the event? Check out the FAQ page!

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