Nightglow at WNCC

Thursday, August 8

6:00 – 9:00 p.m.


And so it starts!

Nightglow at Western Nebraska Community College

Thursday, August 8, 2024

6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

This is where it all starts – for the public that is. Enjoy your first look at the festival balloons on the WNCC campus. The balloons are just north of the main campus. You can also enjoy food trucks and other vendors, so come and join us!

As the weather plays a critical role in hot air balloons, be sure to have a look at the weather forecast before heading out to see the balloons.


Event Passes

Event passes will be required for all of the Mass Ascensions and the night glow at the Mitchell Air Field. The cost is $20.00 for the entire week of events, a fantastic value! Click here to purchase your.



Outstanding food and merchandise vendors will attend both morning ascensions and both night glows. Plan to eat and drink from our local favorite restaurants, food trucks, and bars. No alcohol will be available at the WNCC night glow; but plan on drinking your favorite craft beer, wine, mimosas and bloody marys at both the morning launches and the night glow at the Mitchell Air Field.




Parking for the night glow at WNCC will be available in the lots around the college. Parking passes will not be required to park around the campus and neighborhood. Please do not block driveways and routes entering the college. Handicapped parking will be available, there will be no in-car viewing at the college.



Public Facilities

Public restrooms in the form of Port-a-Johns will be available including handicapped facilities. Restrooms will be sanitized each day and hand sanitizer stations will be located throughout the venue.

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