Talk about a unique, awesome family entertainment event...The Susquehanna Balloon Festival this Labor Day weekend in Neahwa Park in Oneonta delivers fun for all.  This free admission event is sponsored by First Night Oneonta and is one of Oneonta NY's premiere events.  Below, check out the schedule of events:

5:30pm - Music with Tyler Henderson and Alex Henderson
6:00pm - Balloon Rides and Launches
6-6:30pm - Zumba with Zoe Curtis
6:30-7:00pm - Corey Dawn: Oneonta singer songwriter with soul
7-8:00pm - Cheese: Funky, quirky, horns and hot vocals from Cooperstown
8-8:30pm -  Target the Viper: Oneonta’s original metal band

6 (am and pm) - Balloon Rides and Launches
6-7pm - Summer Symphony: Hot new Oneonta band, great vocals by Tyler Merrill
7-7:30pm - Chino: Awesome young guitar player and vocalist from Morris
7:30-8:30 - The Original Crooks and Nannies: Oneonta’s incredible original indie band
8:00pm - The Spectacular BALLOON GLOW where balloons are tethered and lit from inside!
8:30 -9:00pm - grafted,iam : Wild, hypnotic first place winners of the Battle of the Bands

6:00am - Balloon rides and launches

Classic Cars, Fantastic Food available, Osborn Entertainment Bounce Houses, Face Painting, Giant Puppets and more. Come early to watch the balloon pilots set up for the 6 pm launches.

If you want to SEE what the balloons are like then check this great video from the 2013 Susquehanna Balloon Fest, done by Oneontan and balloon enthusiast Michael Levenstein.

For more information on the cost an details associated with the balloon rides visit

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