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Save the date for Media Night – June 19, 2024! More details will be sent to qualifying media as plans are confirmed.

Mark your calendars for the 38th Michigan Challenge Balloonfest, June 28 – 30, 2024!

Media Information

Media credentials will be provided to qualified media (see below). The credentials package includes a parking pass and admission to the event. Credentialed media also have an opportunity to sign up for our Friday morning Media Flight with select pilots. NO DRONES WILL BE PERMITTED.

Qualifying Media 

Michigan Challenge Balloonfest welcomes and works with members of the media from all media platforms including broadcast, print, photography and digital. To qualify for media credentials, you must be a member of the media (traditional and/or digital), meaning what you produce at Michigan Challenge Balloonfest must be developed to be shared with a larger audience, on a qualifying media platform. 

If you have questions about the Michigan Challenge Balloonfest media credentialing, please email

One way we convene our community is by using #MIballoonfest on our various platforms. 

The official hashtag of the event is #MIballoonfest. Connect with us on the following social networks for event updates.