This Friday through Saturday, the skies over Oneonta will come alive with beautiful and colorful hot air balloons as Neahwa Park, Oneonta plays host to the 2017 Susquehanna Balloon Festival.

The free event kicks off on Friday evening from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. with live music, balloon launches (at 6 p.m.) food vendors and more.  Check out the schedule below (subject to change)

5 p.m. vendors begin
5 - 7 p.m.: Two Days Gone (classic rock, country band)
6 p.m.: balloon launches
7 to 7:30 p.m.: Fitness Fun with Zoe Curtis
7:30 to 9:30 p.m.: The Holy Thunderheads (rock band)

The fun continues Saturday:
6 a.m. balloon launch
9:30 a.m.: Phoenix Color Dash sponsored by Friends of Recovery
10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.: music by DJ Justino, food vendor Jamaican Creation
2 p.m.:  vendors begin, along with bounce house, and a classic car show
2 to 3:30 p.m.: Uncle John & the Turtles (classic rock band)
3:30 to 4 p.m.: Comedian Brett Bresee
4 to 6 p.m.: The Barnyard Saints (country, folk band)
6 p.m.: balloon launches
6 to 6:40pm: Catskill Puppet Theatre
6:40 to 7 p.m.: Music artist Rylee Lum
7 to 9 p.m.: Sundown (country band)
Dusk: spectacular balloon glow  

For details visit the Susquehanna Balloon Festival Facebook page.  Balloon launches are weather permitting.  To book a ride, visit