Held on the 3rd Friday May-July
Held the third weekend in September
Logan County Fairgrounds
1408 Short 11th St.
Lincoln, IL 62656
Held on Saturdays 8am-12pm May-September
The glow is where the pilots set up the balloons, stay tethered to the ground and glow at night.
Would you like to help crew a balloon during Balloons Over 66 Weekend? We would love to have you! If you are interested, please come to the Comfort Inn in Lincoln, IL at 5:00 PM Friday, August 26th. Wear comfortable clothing. NO open-toed shoes, dresses, or skirts. Hope to see you there!
Thursday, 25th - Itinerary
MAIN STAGE: Downtown - Stage will be set up on the corner of Pulaski St and Kickapoo St (facing North toward Broadway St.)
Food: Friday and Saturday
Local Eateries in Downtown Lincoln:
Mama’s Arcade – Saturday 6:30AM - 1:00PM
Alley-Bi Saloon – Lunch 11:00-2:00PM Bar Open 11:00AM - 2:00AM
Guest House Coffee and Pastries – Friday 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. Saturday 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. and 5:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Guzzardo’s – Friday 4:30 – 9:00 p.m. Saturday 4:30 – 10:00 p.m.
Sorrento’s – Open 4:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Rio Grande – Open 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Joe’s Pizzeria – Open 4:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Blue Dog Inn – Friday 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Idle Hour – Open 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Flossie’s – Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Deep Roots – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Closed Saturday
Sir Renna Tea – Friday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Food Trucks: Opening Friday Afternoon!
Pat’s Famous Walleye
Nuthatch Hill BBQ Company
The Traveling Top Hat & Treats
Gramma Nana's Kitchen
Lemonade by Megan Kenny
Location: Downtown Lincoln - Lincoln Arts Institute
112 S. McLean Street., Lincoln, IL 62656
Friday, 26th 5:00PM - 8:00PM
Saturday, 27th 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Come check out the renovated Moses Pinkerton gallery on the 3rd floor, housing a LAI member show and a curated exhibition by Lease Agreement, Inhabiting Rivers, Unfinishing Circles in the main gallery. There will also be a First Student Bus outside to paint! So stop by and let your creativity and imagination run wild!
Location: Oasis Senior Center
2810 Woodlawn Road. Lincoln, IL 62656
Saturday, 27th 10:00AM - 4:00PM
The Oasis will host a Craft and Vendor show during the Balloons Over 66 weekend here in Lincoln. There will be Brat/Hog dog and Corn on the Cob sold. They will be packed with vendors!
For questions, please contact the Logan County Tourism Bureau at (217) 732-8687
or stop in at 101 N. Chicago Street., Lincoln, IL 62656
Beginning the last weekend in November
Thank you to our Christmas Express Sponsors!
For more information visit the 2022 CHRISTMAS EXPRESS FACEBOOK EVENT
For more information visit the CHRISTMAS PARADE FACEBOOK EVENT
Logan County Fairgrounds
July 31st - August 7th
Held the second weekend in June