Grayslake brings back Color Aloft Balloon Festival

Grayslake brings back Color Aloft Balloon Festival 

Balloons are launched from Grayslake's Central Park during a previous Color Aloft Balloon Festival. This year's festival will be from 4-9 p.m. Aug. 27
The main attraction of the event is an array of hot air balloons, which will be inflated in the park and launched to compete to see which balloon can land closest to a target. After dark, the balloons will be illuminated.

Another highlight will be a Civil War Era baseball game at the north end of the park. The Grayslake Athletics will take on the McHenry County Independents using the wildly different rules of 19th century baseball.
The event will also feature musical entertainment, children's activities, storytelling and business booths.
There will be no food vendors at this event, so guests are invited to bring a picnic and set up in the park to watch the balloons.
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Color Aloft
The festival will take place from 4-9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at Central Park, 250 Library Lane, Grayslake. All times are approximate and weather dependent.

4 p.m. Welcome, introductions

4:10 p.m. Community group activities

4:15 p.m. Old time baseball game

5 p.m. Slam Funk performs

5:30-7 p.m. Balloon launch window opens, balloons depart

6:30-8 p.m. Balloon artist

7:30-8:30 p.m. Balloon night glow

9 p.m. Festival ends



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