Balloons Over Bavarian Inn

Witness beautiful morning and evening flights by more than 25 hot air balloons over Frankenmuth! Nightly balloon glows take place in the grassy field near River Place Shops, this is a must-see event you don’t want to miss at the Frankenmuth Dog Bowl!

Check out the schedule below to experience Balloons Over Bavarian Inn! Get updates on flight and glow events on the Balloons Over Bavarian Inn Twitter page.

Do you live within a 10 mile radius of Frankenmuth?  If so and you would like to allow a Hot Air Balloon to land or launch from your property, please place a white sheet on the spot starting Friday early morning until Monday afternoon.  Make sure your sheet can be seen from the air and when a Balloon Pilot sees it he knows you have given him permission to land. Thank You for welcoming the Hot Air Balloons to our community!

Balloons Over Bavarian Inn Schedule of Events for August 14 to 16:

Friday, August 14

  • Morning Fiesta Flight: 6:45 to 9:30 AM over downtown Frankenmuth
  • Evening Fiesta Flight: 5:30 to 8 PM at River Place Shops Field
  • Nightly Balloon Glow: 8:30 to 9:30 PM at River Place Shops Field – Experience the Village of Balloons! Watch 10+ tethered hot air balloons inflate with opportunities to interact with the pilots and crew during each Nightly Balloon Glow at Dog Bowl.

Saturday, August 15

  • Morning Fiesta Flight: 6:45 to 9:30 AM over downtown Frankenmuth
  • Evening Fiesta Flight: 5:30 to 8 PM at River Place Shops Field
  • Nightly Balloon Glow: 8:30 to 9:30 PM at River Place Shops Field

Sunday, August 16

  • Morning Fiesta Flight: 6:45 to 9:30 AM over downtown Frankenmuth

Balloons Over Bavarian Inn Schedule of Events for August 21 to 23:

Friday, August 21

  • Morning Flight Competition: 6:45 to 9 AM over downtown Frankenmuth
  • Evening Flight Competition: 5:30 to 8 PM at River Place Shops Field
  • Nightly Balloon Glow: 8:30 to 9:30 PM at River Place Shops Field

Saturday, August 21

  • Morning Flight Competition: 6:45 to 9 AM over downtown Frankenmuth
  • Evening Flight Competition: 5:30 to 8 PM at River Place Shops Field
  • Nightly Balloon Glow: 8:30 to 9:30 PM at River Place Shops Field

Sunday, August 22

  • Morning Flight Competition: 6:45 to 9 AM over downtown Frankenmuth 

To get last minute location & timing on balloon launch information, contact the Bavarian Inn Lodge Operator at 989-652-7200. Organizers will keep in contact with them on their morning & evening launch position. Make sure to follow Balloons Over Bavarian Inn on Twitter!