I would have to say that one of my most favorite things about living in Battle Creek, Michigan is the annual Balloon festival that is part of the Field of Flight and Air Show held each 4th of July weekend.
This year, rather than just chasing the balloons around town, I went to the air show and attended the evening 'Balloon Illume' event that was held before the fireworks on July 3rd.
A 'Balloon Illume' is where many of the balloonists bring in their balloons and light them up right at dusk, so you can see them illuminated. This year we not only got to enjoy perfect weather for the event, and the beauty of the illuminated balloons, but also a magnificent sunset as a back drop.
So if you are ever looking for an awesome weekend adventure on the 4th of July, you should consider coming to Battle Creek, Michigan next year and enjoy the Field of Flight Air Show & Balloon Festival. It is one of the biggest events in Southwest Michigan, and the largest regional event on 4th of July weekend. Really there is no more exciting place to go!
I stayed up last night late because I was so excited with the great footage I filmed at this event and I created a video. Here it is. I hope you enjoy it.