Glow into Spring (2024)

Normally you have to wait for summer months before hot air balloon events are available in Iowa – but not this year. The city of Council Bluffs is kicking off the hot air balloon season with a new spring night glow event on Friday, March 15th.

When is Glow into Spring?

Friday, March 15th, 2024 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Where is Glow into Spring?

It’s held at Tom Hanafan River’s Edge Park in Council Bluffs, Iowa, The address is: 4200 Avenue B, Council Bluffs, IA 51501

What is the cost for Glow into Spring?

It’s FREE. Items from the food truck are available at cost, but everything else is FREE. In the last few days, there has been scammers trying to sell tickets to this event, do NOT buy them, as this event is free.

Are the hot air balloons going to fly?

No. It’s a night glow instead. They are expecting 6 hot air balloons, which will each be tethered to the ground. The balloons will light up the area as the burner’s glow shines through the colorful fabric.

What type of weather would cancel this event?

Rain or high winds would be the only concerns. Even though the balloons are not flying, they can be hard to control if the winds are over high.

What else is happening besides hot air balloons?

  • Food court area with food trucks
  • Fire pits to keep warm
  • Acoustic music by Joe Reynolds
  • While supplies last: free glow sticks and balloon animals for the kids!
  • Be one of the first 100 people to take advantage of bike parking and get a free special Council Bluffs t-shirt!

What else should we check out while we are at Glow into Spring?

Be sure to trek across the Bob Kerry Pedestrian Bridge that connects Council Bluffs to Omaha and look for OMAR the troll who lives under the bridge on the Omaha side.

OMAR the troll lives under the bridge on the Omaha side.

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