Battle Creek Field of Flight

July 3 - 7, 2019

Event Info

EVENT DIRECTIONS & PARKING

BATTLE CREEK FIELD OF FLIGHT AIR SHOW

AND BALLOON FESTIVAL

W.K. Kellogg Airport

DIRECTIONS FROM 1-94  

OPTION 1-If heading West on I-94 – Take the Helmer Road Exit #95 (Go North on Helmer) and follow this to the Field of Flight GENERAL Parking Lots which will be GENERAL SOUTH PARKING Sponsored by Denso – Gate 16. Free Shuttle Service is available to the Main Gate. You may also follow the above directions, however, when you come to the main intersection – Columbia Avenue, you can turn West/Left on to Columbia and follow to South Airport Road (R & L Trucking on South side) you will turn North (left) and follow to BLUFISH Parking Lot with a BLUE Banner. Free Shuttle Service is available to the King Jewelers Gate.
Parking Volunteers

OPTION 2 - If heading East on I-94 From – Take Exit #92 which is Springfield/Skyline Drive/Martin Luther King HWY. You will go north to the first traffic light; turn right this will be Columbia Avenue. The next traffic light is South Airport Road (R & L Trucking will be on the south side) you will turn North (left) on South Airport Road (passing Duncan Aviation) and follow it until it comes to a dead end which you will see BLUFISH GENERAL Parking Lot with a BLUE Banner. Parking Volunteers will be there to greet you. Free Shuttle Service is available to the King Jewelers Gate.


DIRECTIONS FROM M-37

Stay South on M-37. You will cross over Michigan Avenue (Urbandale) and this will turn into N. Helmer Road. This will deadend into Dickman Road. At Dickman Road turn left (East). The next traffic light is Helmer Road and you will turn right (South). Follow this until you come to the Field of Flight GENERAL NORTH PARKING Sponsored by JB’s Whiskey Old Style Grill – Gate #17. Parking Volunteers will be there to greet you. Free Shuttle is available to the Main Gate.

DIRECTIONS FROM COLUMBIA AVENUE

Take Columbia Avenue heading West or towards the Lakeview Meijer. Go through the Helmer and Columbia Intersection/Traffic Light to the next Traffic Light; which is South Airport Road. Turn Right (North) on South Airport Road; go pass Duncan Aviation and follow to BLUFISH Parking Lot with a Blue Banner. You may take the Free Shuttle to the King Jewelers Gate or simply walk to that gate.

GENERAL PARKING $5.00 EVERY DAY – PLEASE HAVE EXACT CHANGE FOR THE PARKING TEAM! THANK YOU!


ROAD CLOSURES
  July 3 to July 7

The following is our “tentative” daily breakdown of road closures for this summer’s Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show and Balloon Festival. Basically, there will be no through traffic on HELMER ROAD from COLUMBIA AVENUE to DICKMAN ROAD during these times frames (detours will be in place). Event Parking Traffic Only.

Road Closures

  • Wednesday, July 3
    4:00 PM – 10:30 PM Helmer Road Closed from Columbia Avenue to Dickman Road
  • Thursday, July 4
    9:00 AM – 11:00 PM Helmer Road Closed from Columbia Avenue to Dickman Road
  • Friday, July 5
    9:00 AM – 11:00 PM Helmer Road Closed from Columbia Avenue to Dickman Road
  • Saturday, July 6
    6:45 am – 11:00 PM Helmer Road Closed from Columbia Avenue to Dickman Road ½ Marathon & 5K
  • Sunday, July 7
    9:00 AM – 9:00 PM Helmer Road Closed from Columbia Avenue to Dickman Road

FIELD OF FLIGHT OFFICE: 269-962-0592
Website www.bcballoons.com for Schedule information
Please tune in to FM WIN 98.5 for traffic & weather updates.

 

HANDICAPPED ACCESSIBLE - PARKING & SHUTTLE

Find out about our Shuttle Service Information by clicking on this link.

Handicapped Parking Free Shuttle - Photo by Paul LondonHandicapped Parking with Handicap Sticker or License Plate: Upon entrance to the Parking Lots located off HELMER ROAD, please advise Parking Volunteers that you or someone in the vehicle is handicapped. The Parking Committee will direct you to the designated Handicapped Parking Area. We have a Free Shuttle Service that will run back and forth from the Handicapped Parking area to the main gate.

At the Main Gate, Randy's Mobility Rentals is there to assist! They have Electric Carts that rent for $10.00 per hour up to five (5) hours or maximum $50.00 for the entire day. They have wheelchairs and wagons that rent for $5.00 per hour up to five (5) hours or a maximum of $25.00 per day. Carts can be reserved the day you plan to attend by calling 407-492-2321. You will have to give time of arrival, name and credit card number to reserve your unit.

Parking Committee Volunteers - Photo by Paul LondonPlease remember we are on grass but we do have runways and taxiways that we can use to be mobile on. However, should anyone need any assistance or walking is a burden, simply let the Parking Committee know that you will need our "FREE SHUTTLE SERVICE," and they will call the Shuttle Service Committee for you.

When you are ready to return to your vehicle, simply go to one of the Beverage Tents, back to the Main Entrance or flag down any volunteer on a golf cart and they will call the Shuttle Service.

There will also be wheelchair accessible port-a-jons on the event grounds.