Modified Balloonfest set for June in downtown Howell

The Howell Area Chamber of Commerce is moving move forward with a modified version of the Michigan Challenge Balloonfest for June 25-27, featuring 24 pilots competing.

The event — which was grounded by the pandemic last year — will this year feature four flights throughout the weekend, with launches taking place throughout the Howell area and flying over downtown Howell. The chamber is working to incorporate pop-up entertainment throughout the downtown during the weekend.

The chamber is also adding increased coverage so people can share in the ballooning experience without being at the event in person, including:

• The event will include radio and digital promotions

• Live video feeds and on-site pilot interviews

• Live video of balloon inflations, take-offs, and landings

• Live Sponsorship highlights for sponsors on-site or remoting-in

The chamber’s main goal this year is to attract people to the region to shop, dine and enjoy the sights of the balloons from a safe distance while avoiding large crowds and congregation.

Updates regarding the event with a complete list of downtown activities will be made available on the Michigan Challenge website as they are confirmed.

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  1. Maybe u think about the lake rich and go events and let whmi know when they will do that on chemung and thompson lake and ppl can watch from the accesses. They usually do it have for the last 20 or so…

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