Guests invited to enjoy hot air balloons, live music and more  

Citizen Potawatomi Nation will host its annual balloon festival in  

Shawnee, OK, offering family friendly fun to the public. 

SHAWNEE, Okla. (April 14, 2022) — Twenty-five hot air balloons will take flight over Shawnee skies once again at the fifth annual Firelake Fireflight Balloon Fest, scheduled for Friday, Aug. 12 and Saturday, Aug. 13. 

The Citizen Potawatomi Nation (CPN) is hosting the free event and invites the public to attend a weekend full of live music, fireworks, a 5K fun run and family friendly activities. 

The highly anticipated two-day event will take place at Raymond Peltier Park, located at 1702 S. Gordon Cooper Drive in Shawnee, OK. 

A kid zone with a petting zoo, splash pad and inflatables are among the activities planned for the weekend. Live music will be performed Friday and Saturday night and guests will have the opportunity to ride in hot air balloons and enjoy the entertainment from the sky. 

A variety of merchandise will be available for sale from regional artists, craftspeople and retailers at a vendor market. The Outdoor Nation Expo—a hunting and fishing show—will take place at the FireLake Arena. The event will host hunting and fishing vendors and activities for those who enjoy the outdoors. Guests can expect archery and fishing activities inside and out.  

Registration is open for the 5k run. Limited RV spots are available for purchase. Balloon rides will go on sale July 12.  

For more information on the Firelake FireFlight Balloon Fest, visit