Annual Hot Air Balloon Glow

jun 18

jun 21

5 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Recurring Event

Event Details

Jun 21 2019 Jun 18, 2021
This event recurs annually, each June, on the third Friday

5 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Finley River Park
891-961 N. Riverside Rd
Ozark, MO
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Kristen Reiter-Haseltine

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About This Event

Children’s Smile Center is hosting the 13th Annual Hot Air Balloon Glow on Friday night, June 21, 2019. Hot air balloons will inflate and glow at Finley River Park in Ozark, Missouri, inside the grounds of the annual two-day Sertoma Duck Race Festival!

The hot air balloons are tethered to the ground so all attendees can get close to the balloons, get in the baskets and help keep them inflated! This is a nighttime balloon glow and not a launch; hot air balloons are not allowed to launch when it is dark.

The #OzarkBalloonGlow is highly dependent on weather conditions. If there are high wind speeds or rain in the area, then it is possible the event would be cancelled. This decision will be made a couple hours prior to the scheduled event. Updates will be given on this event page.

Check out for more details on all the activities going on during our annual Hot Air Balloon Glow! Besides the #OzarkBalloonGlow (approximately 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., pending weather conditions), there will be live music, a kid's zone with inflatables and rides and lots of great food and drink options as well as small business vendor booths to visit. There are costs associated with many of these activities, including a $5 per car parking fee. There is no admission charge for the Balloon Glow.

CCCC Sertoma oversees the parking for both days, food/drink concessions, and booth rentals. Please contact them with any questions about these areas at or through their Facebook page.

Sponsorships provide the funding for the Hot Air Balloon Glow that benefits Children's Smile Center! We are so grateful these sponsors allow the #OzarkBalloonGlow to be FREE to the public! Children’s Smile Center is a non-profit organization with three dental clinics serving over 6,200 children and pregnant women each year who are covered by Missouri Medicaid.


Gold Level:

Air Services Heating & Cooling
Austin Orthodontics
Family Center Farm & Home
Greater Springfield Endodontics
James River Dental
Missouri Care
Missouri Foundation for Health
Patterson Dental

Silver Level:

417 Smiles
Adams Funeral Home
Bruce Galloway Law Offices
Excel Dental
Cash Family Orthodontics
Central Bank of the Ozarks
Goetze Dental
Jody Vance DDS
Kiwanis Club of Ozark
Little Grins Dental
Nixon & Lindstrom Insurance
Ozark Chevrolet
Queen City Gas
Southwest Missouri Realty
The Finley
Torgerson Design Partners

Bronze Level:

Baker Law
David & Phyllis Snider
Finley River Community Foundation
Ozark Bank
Riverpointe Dental Care
Vineyard Market