2016 Eyes to the Sky Balloon Festival Schedule

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Friday, June 17, 2016

6 am – Balloon Launch (Launch Field 1 mile west of Salina)

11 am – Redmond Minerals Charity Golf Tournament (Cove View Golf Course, Richfield – contact 435-529-7402)

5-6 pm – N&B Dance Studio Performances (Studio on Main Street)

6 pm – Craft Fair Opens on Main Street and 100 East

6 pm – Co-Ed Volleyball Tournament (North Sevier High School – 350 West 400 North)

6-7 pm – Dance Through the Ages Contest (50’s to present) Main Street

7-9 pm – Backroads Band Concert (Main Street Stage)

9-11 pm – Free Dance for All Ages on Main Street (Families Welcome)

Saturday, June 18, 2016

6 am – Eyes to the Sky 5K Fun Run. This is a free event and open to the public. It starts at the Redmond              Lake boat ramp and continues on the back farm road towards the balloon launch field. No pre-                  registration required.

6 am – Balloon Launch (Launch Field 1 mile west of Salina)

9 am – Breakfast by Aurora Fire Department (Launch Field)

10 am – All Day Craft Fair Opens (Main Street and 100 East)

10 am – Salina Area Chamber of Commerce Poker Run (Holly’s Parking Lot, 110 South State – must be street legal)

10 am – Mom’s Cafe Horseshoe Tournament (Mom’s Cafe Parking Lot)

11 am – Sean Nielsen FMX Show (Freestyle Motocross on Main Street)

11 am – Shooting Tournament sponsored by Mom’s Cafe (Register & Details at Mom’s Cafe-East Side                  Salina Shooting Range, 830 East Main Street)

12 pm – John Moyer, Comedian/Hypnotist Show (Main Street Stage)

1 pm – Mom’s Cafe Pie Eating Contest

1:30 pm – Sean Nielsen FMX Show

2 pm – Chalk Throw by Salina Fire Department (Veteran’s Memorial Park, 100 S State St. Across from                 Holly’s Pantry)

3 pm – Salina Lions Club Bingo Tournament (125 East Main)

3 pm – Free Swim (Salina Swimming Pool behind City Hall at 90 West Main Street)

4 pm – Sean Nielsen FMX Show

4 pm – Chicken Bingo Draw

4 pm – Dunk a Cop

4:30 pm – Hose Off – Street Sprinkler

5 pm – John Moyer, Comedian/Hynotist Show

7-11 pm – Eric Sage’s Ultimate Rock Concert (Main Street Stage – Bring your own chairs)

Bon Jovi Look Alike Contest during Concert (Prize awarded for best dressed!)

9 pm – Balloon Glow (Main Street)

Sunday, June 19, 2016

6 am – Balloon Launch (Launch Field 1 mile west of Salina)







Caution-Limit Outside Water Use with Culinary Water


Please take extra caution in your use of culinary water outside.

Over the past week water supplies in the tanks are running low, and it is very important to limit your culinary water usage to indoors only.

Over the next few days water levels should be back to normal.

Thank you for helping us conserve culinary water.



Your Chance to Work on a Balloon Crew at the Eyes to The Sky Balloon Festival

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Sign up to Volunteer Here

A lot of people ask What does it take to put up a Hot Air Balloon? or How can I get a balloon ride?

Well, here is your opportunity . . .

Calling all crew. We are in need of volunteer crew for the Eyes to the Sky Balloon Festival.
Friendly pilots from 6 different states and over 25 balloons will be participating in our event and invite you to assist in setting up, launching, chasing and packing up. This year we have four special shape balloons that will require 4-5 persons each along with 2-3 volunteers for the other balloons. Volunteer crew should be available for 2-3 hours around sunrise at the launch field.

Don’t know what you are doing?  Thats okay, experienced pilots are there to instruct you along the way, and if you are familiar with the local area roads and/or towing a trailer you may become the pilots new best friend. Have children with you? No problem, pilots love sharing their passion for ballooning with everyone and welcome many helping hands. While not a guarantee, pilots try to reward the hard work of their dedicated volunteers with a flight. Who knows, you too may be bitten by the ballooning bug. It happened to our own local pilot, all it took was once and he was hooked.  Don’t miss this opportunity to get up close and personal with these gentle giants as they put on a show. To volunteer:

Post in the comments:  #eyestocrewforyou and the days you can crew Friday, Saturday, Sunday and if you will be bringing friends post their names too (of course with their permission. The more days you commit to the more likely you will be a special shape crew member.

Sign Up to Volunteer Here