Louisville’s aviation fascination doesn’t end with the fighter jets flyover on Thunder. Instead our eyes turn towards Balloonfest for a couple days of balloon madness. There’s the Balloon Glow on April 29 at the Kentucky Expo Center, where pilots will fire up their balloons in a synchronized show with a special musical score. And then April 30 at Bowman Field there is the balloon race where the spectators can watch as these giant balloons, and their pilots, lift up and take off on an all-day race across the city.

—Ethan Smith

April 29-30

Kentucky Exposition Center & Bowman Field
Times vary | Free with Pegasus Pin