The 2015 Chautauqua Schedule of Events

"What's happening at Chautauqua this year?"

Good question! The detailed schedule of events is still coming together. Check back often to watch the final details fill in.

Friday, June 19
The Chautauqua Balloon Glow

Chautauqua Balloon Rally

The Chautauqua Balloon Glow takes place on the front lawn of Wytheville Community College. Weather permitting, participants for the weekend's Balloon Rally flights will be inflating their balloons at twilight against the dark of the night's sky. Bring the family (and your camera!) to come see this elegant preview of the weekend's balloon events, starting about dusk.

During the Glow spectators are invited to come onto the field and meet the pilots and their friends. You can also help hold the balloons down (as in becoming ballast) while you chat about the finer points of lighter than air flight. We will need some folks knowledgeable about the local terrain to help out during the weekend flights. If you are the adventuresome type, you could come become part of the crew> Find out more about that HERE.