by Jill Piwko




[note] Tickets for this giveaway were donated by the Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show and Balloon Festival. All opinions are my own.[/note]

Do your kiddos love hot air balloons, airplanes, carnival rides, and entertainment? This year’s Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show and Balloon Festival will have all this and more!

A Great Family Event

This great family event will play host to 50 hot-air balloons, two night balloon illumes, a five (5) hour air show featuring top performers from around the country, a full carnival, awesome food booths, arts & crafts, Fireworks, Bands and more!


U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Demonstration Team

It is official the Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show and Balloon Festival will be hosting the ever popular U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds DemonstrationTeam during this summer’s air show.

“We are not only excited, but proud to be hosting the Thunderbirds this summer,” stated Barbara Haluszka, Executive Director.  The Thunderbirds along with the Blue Angels were able to release their perspective schedules in December at the annual International Council of Air Shows Convention.

For More Information

Don’t Miss the Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show and Balloon Festival, July 2-6, 2014 at the W.K. Kellogg Airport.  For more information visit



Ticket Information

Pricing for parking and admission varies by day ranging from $5-8 for admission and $5 for parking. Check the website for schedule and pricing per day. Note: there is a $2 off coupon on the website.

Kid’s Day Activities on July 2nd

This year’s Battle Creek Field of Flight Kid’s Day activities is scheduled for Wednesday, July 2nd from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm and is brought to you in part by Meijer. All Kid’s Day activities are FREE and are under a tent so weather will not stop the fun and games.

Admission: free all day! Foot traffic will be $5 per person. Parking: $10 Per Car Load. The parking is good for the entire day so you can stay for the rest of the events going on that evening or leave and come back again later in the evening.

Local businesses and organizations participate with free crafts, games, and giveaways for the first 500 kids. Meet the Balloonist out on the launch field prior to the first flight of the event.

Enter Our Ticket Giveaway for a Family Four Pack

We’re excited to give you a chance to win a family 4-pack of tickets to Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show and Balloon Festival. We’d love to be able to send your family to the air show!

To enter this giveaway tell us why you’d like to attend the Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show and Balloon Festival ! Good luck! 

*This giveaway will close on June 13 at midnight and the winner will be notified via email. The winner will have 24 hours to respond by email accepting the prize. No purchase necessary to enter the contest. Leaving a comment on this blog post is not a requirement of entry. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You are providing your information to and not to Facebook. The information you provide will only be used to enter the contest and notify winners. Entrants will release Facebook from all liability. Entrants must be at least 18 years of age and reside in Michigan. Only one entry per household. Entrants may also enter the contest by sending an email to containing their name, address, phone number and email address along with the words: Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show in the subject line. KZOO Kids’ liability is limited to the value of the prize.



By | 2014-05-31T05:17:50+00:00 May 31st, 2014|Categories: Around Kalamazoo, Newly Published, Win!|74 Comments

About the Author:

Jill is a mom of a busy 9 year old son. When not working the website, Jill likes to hike, cook, and read in her free time.


  1. sarah May 31, 2014 at 7:51 am

    I think my 4 year old would really enjoy this.

  2. Angie May 31, 2014 at 8:19 am

    We would love to go to the balloon festival and air show! My girls absolutely love watching the balloons, and they are thrill seekers that really enjoy all the rides!

    Thank you for offering such a great contest!!

  3. Janelle Weesner May 31, 2014 at 8:22 am

    My kids would love it because my daughter wants to learn how to fly and my son absolutely loved the balloons in Portage last year.

  4. Amanda R May 31, 2014 at 9:00 am

    We would love to attend this! We have been one other year before and our son thought it was great! I grew up across the street from an airpot and air shows were a big part of my childhood. We’d love to carry on that tradition in our family.

  5. Amy May 31, 2014 at 10:00 am

    My son loves to see all the different balloons up on the air. And the balloon alum at night is very cool

  6. Jennifer Johncock May 31, 2014 at 11:12 am

    I’ve never taken my kids to the air show and balloon festival, but I remember going as a child. Thanks for the chance to win! 🙂

  7. Amber Dickson May 31, 2014 at 11:59 am

    3 Boys!

  8. Amanda Young May 31, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    My family would love to attend, my son loves anything in the sky 🙂 He would love watching the balloons

  9. Elizabeth Bell May 31, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    My children would have a fun time!! We would love to watch the balloons!!

  10. staci May 31, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    we went last year and my son loved it! he was so in awe of the speed of the planes and cars!

  11. Elizabeth Bell May 31, 2014 at 8:36 pm

    Fun!! Fun!!! Watching balloons!!

  12. Megan May 31, 2014 at 11:34 pm

    My boys would love this! We have never been to this event, it seems like a great time!

  13. becky June 1, 2014 at 8:10 am

    what a fun giveaway! i have three kids that would love this:)

  14. Beth Ogden June 1, 2014 at 8:11 am

    My daughter would love to see all the different hot air balloons! She loves balloons in general and always points out when there is a plane in the sky.

  15. tabitha June 1, 2014 at 8:13 am

    My husband and I have been attending the battle creek air show since we have been dating and now we have two little ones who absolutely love airplanes and would love to go 🙂

  16. Eileen Pawlicki June 1, 2014 at 8:14 am

    I’ve always wanted to take my daughters to the show! This would be the perfect opportunity. Thanks!!

  17. Julia June 1, 2014 at 8:23 am

    My oldest daughter’s room is decorated in hot air balloons. She’d love to go!

  18. Traci June 1, 2014 at 8:24 am

    We usually watch the balloons from a local parking lot. Would be fun to actually attend the festival

  19. Jen June 1, 2014 at 8:26 am

    My girls would love this! We saw the hot air balloons at air zoo last year and my older daughter was fascinated! Thanks for the info!

  20. Amber Hicks June 1, 2014 at 8:37 am

    We would love to win this! We haven’t been to the air show in a few years. My youngest son has never been and he would love it.

  21. Jennifer June 1, 2014 at 8:42 am

    We’ve been to this before and it has to be one of the best 4th of July events in Michigan I would say. It has some of the best fireworks too.

  22. Abby June 1, 2014 at 9:28 am

    I’ve got two young boys who would LOVE to see the balloons and air show! I loved it as a kid, too!

  23. Amy June 1, 2014 at 9:36 am

    I grew up going to this every year. I think my son is old enough now (2) to really enjoy it!

  24. Nicole June 1, 2014 at 10:16 am

    We’ve lived here 8 years now and have never made it to one of these. This is the year!

  25. Nicole June 1, 2014 at 10:26 am

    My two year old son is fascinated with hot air balloons and anything I’m the sky. He never misses an airplane passing overhead. We would love to experience the festival.

  26. Alicia Anschuetz June 1, 2014 at 10:42 am

    We would LOVE to take our two year old to this! He just became a big brother, and is having a hard time adjusting to the change so this would be the perfect time/event to spend some one on one time with him! He is fascinated with air planes and I know this experience would be one that we would never forget!

  27. Heather June 1, 2014 at 11:26 am

    My family would love to attend. Going to an air show will show my girls what their Uncle Kyle gets to jump out of in US Army, he’s a paratrooper 🙂 They love seeing air balloons in the sky on the rare occurrence as well.

  28. michelle June 1, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    We would like to attend because anything is better when it’s FREE. We usually come watch from the background, but have never actually been into the event with all the kids. Fun for all ages!

  29. Alina June 1, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    My 3 year old loves hot air balloons, I’d love for him to see some up close!

  30. Grace G June 1, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    Who wouldn’t love a day with their family watching hot air balloons and jets? I submit NO ONE! (My three kids have never seen and air show.)

  31. Laurel June 1, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    We have seen the balloons but have never actually been to the show. My girls love to see Sugar bear balloon and would have a blast at the carnival and kids day events!

  32. Glenn June 2, 2014 at 9:25 am

    My 17 month old son loves cars/trucks. I can only imagine his fascination and excitement when big and loud things are in the sky!!

  33. Amanda W. June 2, 2014 at 9:30 am

    We would love this! My son LOVES watching hot air balloons. Even our teenage daughter would enjoy it! We have never been to the actual air show. Sounds like a lot of fun!!

  34. Kait M. June 2, 2014 at 11:08 am

    This event has certainly been on our bucket list! Love your blog, thank you for what you do!

  35. Paula June 3, 2014 at 10:53 pm

    Our family of four attended this event a couple years ago. We stayed all day but were unable to see any balloon launches due to the high winds. We enjoyed the day and have always wanted to return for the chance to see the balloons. Thank you for offering this opportunity and I look forward to reading more of your blogs 🙂

  36. Sheila Reuther June 5, 2014 at 7:06 pm

    This would be an awesome birthday gift for my daughter who is turning 4 right near that time! She’s a huge fan of balloons or “banoons” as she’s calls them.

  37. Beth Bell June 6, 2014 at 1:19 pm

    My kiddos just love hot air balloons!!!

  38. Robyn June 6, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    My kids would LOVE to go to this! As a single mom with for kids we can’t afford too many events. This sounds perfect! My youngest son is obsessed with aerodynamics and all things that fly!

  39. Carisa F June 6, 2014 at 8:32 pm

    Our family would love to go to the Air Show because our boys love planes and it would be a great event for our family full of a wide range of ages.

  40. Julie June 6, 2014 at 11:09 pm

    My daughter loves hot air balloons!!

  41. Randy J June 8, 2014 at 11:24 am

    I would like to take my wife, sister-in-law, niece, and stepson to a summer fun day of balloons and jets. What would also be excellent, is if the Thunderbirds offer me a jet ride. 🙂

  42. Beth Bell June 10, 2014 at 10:25 am

    What fun the hot air balloons!!! My kiddos would have a blast!!

  43. Stacie Querfurth June 10, 2014 at 4:51 pm

    I have an 8 year old daughter and my boyfriend has a 14 year old son. This would be a great event to take them both to, not to mention one of the few that they both would enjoy! We love visiting the air show, tho I’ve only been there once myself! I hope we win! Thank you so much for the opportunity!

  44. Jessica Wales June 11, 2014 at 1:03 pm

    My daughter’s third birthday is July 2! So unstead of a birthday party we are bringing her to the ballon and air show. She loves anything and everything in the sky!!! This would be a better gift for her than any party we could ever have.

  45. Janice June 11, 2014 at 1:12 pm

    Hi, Actually this is not for me to enjoy, as I will be enjoying anyway. I would love to win this Field of Flight package to share it with a deserving family that rides my school bus…Kid’s are my life and I enjoy making them feel special. Have a great day!

  46. Heather Brown June 11, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    We’ve seen the air show and balloons before, but only from the grounds outside. We’ve never actually been “inside” where all the action is. We would LOVE to be able to take our kids (son 10 and daughter 8) this year to enjoy the rides and see everything up close and personal!! What an honor it would be to win 🙂 Thank you for the chance!!

  47. Theresa Mezo June 11, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    Would love to win tickets to this, we’ve taken our son before, but our daughter has never been, she’d love all the balloons!

  48. Jen thompson June 11, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    I have 3 boys that would love this!!

  49. Heather Schettner June 11, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    My boys love seeing the hot air balloons and the airplanes.My oldest son has become interested in planes and thinks he might want to be a pilot when he grows up , this would be a great way for him to get to see some planes in action! This is such a fabulous fun family event that we have had a blast at in the past and would love to go again.

  50. Deb R June 11, 2014 at 3:12 pm

    I would love the tickets because attending the event every year is a family tradition!

  51. Britton Verity June 11, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    I have a 2 year old son whom I have been promising to take to see the balloons. He has loved balloons, it seems, since he was born! His first word was balloon and makes me play videos of previous balloon festivals on repete. his favorite part is when they land. He makes screeching noises and tilts his body until they come to a stop. we have been greatly anticipating this year’s balloon festival because he can finally see them up close! Thank you for this opportunity!

  52. melinda johns June 11, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    I would love to take my kids there. We have been there with just my daughter. But know I have 3kids and one is handicap. So we could no longer afford to get in my young son that is turning 2would love to see the balloons and air planes this would be a great gift for my kids to get to go and experience the air zoo.

  53. Danielle June 11, 2014 at 7:22 pm

    We’ve taken our son every year! It’s become a fun tradition. Winning tickets would be awesome!!

  54. tracie harris June 11, 2014 at 7:32 pm

    We would love to win the tickets. We have never been to the air show & I have a 4yr old who loves hot air balloons. Thanks!!

  55. Kathy N June 11, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    My 9 year old son dreams of flying all types of planes some day and has passed his love of anything in the air (planes, helicopters, balloons) on to his little sister and brother. They would absolutely LOVE to be able to see the thunderbirds!

  56. Barb June 11, 2014 at 7:58 pm

    I grew up watching the balloons and air show and would love to be able to share that awesome experience with my entire family!

  57. Yvonne Wilcox June 11, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    My family would love to win tickets because my brother and his wife will be visiting from Washington state. My brother and I grew up going to the festival. It would be fun to show my brother’s wife the fun that can be had at the festival!

  58. Stacey David June 11, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    When I was a little girl my dad would take me to this every year and I would love to have the chance to take my daughter!

  59. Courtney June 11, 2014 at 10:29 pm

    I would like to go to experience the field of fight. I have not been since I was a little girl.

  60. Jessie P June 11, 2014 at 10:44 pm

    My kids LOVE anything to do with trains and planes! I think they’d have a blast being outside and getting to watch this show!

  61. Tabitha June 11, 2014 at 11:48 pm

    We live in Indiana, my husband is from Michigan. He used to go to the show as a child, & would love to take our kids for the same fond memories. We have been out the year before last. Last year we financially were not able to. But we want to make Battle Creek, our annual family vacation.

  62. Katherine S. June 12, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    I think my kids would enjoy seeing the planes and balloons. It’s a great way to throw some learning to summer fun!

  63. Kim B June 12, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    So excited about the BC Air Show this year! My kids will love it.

  64. Amber June 12, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    My family would love to win this. None of us have ever been to this event before.

  65. Debbie June 12, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    What a great opportunity to spend family time and get to do a fun activity. We would love to attend.

  66. Andrew Buckhannon June 13, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    There is a launch site for balloons at Fletcher Field (Oshtemo) by my apartment that the boys and I go to all the time. We have seen them aired up and floating over our place. My boys LOVE it. It would be cool to see so many at one time, they would be in heaven 🙂

  67. Dollie Valadez June 13, 2014 at 6:51 pm

    We’ve lived in the area for 7 years and have only ever enjoyed the balloons from afar… we would love to get up close!!!

  68. Emily Verduin June 13, 2014 at 7:00 pm

    This would be a lot of fun!

  69. Heather Newell June 13, 2014 at 8:23 pm

    We love watching the ballons!

  70. Robyn June 13, 2014 at 8:42 pm

    We’ve never been!!!

  71. Natalie June 19, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    My girls loved the air zoo and the hot air balloons last year that took off from the air zoo. If they saw this they would be totally excited. Its a great family event and outing for the adults too!

  72. Melanie Sage June 23, 2014 at 11:30 am

    My kids have never been to the Hot Air Balloon Show and I know they would love to see all the hot air balloons and see the plane show! It would be a fun time together as a family!

  73. Tammy McDaniel June 26, 2014 at 11:40 am

    My two grandchildren and daughter are here in Michigan for this year. Their Dad is in Korea (He is in the Army). My grandson is 5 years old and would love to see the Thunderbirds not to mention the hot air balloons. I think this a great opportunity that you will give to one luck family. I would be honored to win the tickets so I can show my grandchildren what a wonderful thing Battle Creek puts on for families in Southwest Michigan. Thank you.

    • Jill P June 26, 2014 at 5:21 pm

      Thanks for your entry, but this contest is closed. Watch our Facebook page over the next few days for a similar giveaway.

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