Something HUGE Is Coming To NoCO! Big Balloon Build ® Win Tickets!

Something HUGE Is Coming To NoCO! Big Balloon Build ® Win Tickets!

By Melissa Shrader Editor Publisher Fort Collins Macaroni Kid July 17, 2023

Life Stories Child and Family Advocacy and Balloon Art by Merry Makers are teaming up to bring the Big Balloon Build ® to Greeley July 20 – 23, 2023 at Aims Community College Welcome Center.

The Big Balloon Build ®, hosted by Allison Dunning of Balloon Art by Merry Makers is bringing in seventy-five balloon artists from all over the world to Greeley. The artists arrive on Sunday July 16 and in 4 days will transform the Aims Welcome Center Ballroom into a magical immersive “Space” experience designed entirely with balloons – more than 125,000 of them. 

On July 20, it is handed over to Life Stories to share with the community and raise important funds for their programs. This event will is so unique it will never come back to Northern Colorado.

The purpose of the Big Balloon Build ® is to utilize the power of balloon décor to raise awareness and funds to help advocate for children and youth in our community. To stop child sexual abuse and begin the road to healing accomplish the important work of the CASA Program, recruiting and training CASA volunteers to.

The Big Balloon Build ® is an important way community members can support Life Stories in their work to provide help, hope, and healing to child victims of abuse. When more are aware of the problem of child abuse, more can be done to keep our children safe.

It is about MAKING A DIFFERENCE! For Life Stories, that means they will be raising funds to help continue offering their services, free of charge, to children who need them and educating the public about child abuse prevention. It also gives Life Stories a unique platform to bring light to the dark subject of child abuse. Come have fun and enjoy this incredible experience and know that just by attending, YOU are making a difference!

The public can visit the event Friday through Monday by purchasing tickets to a variety of entertaining and educational events. 

General admission ticket prices start at $10 for children and $15 for adults, children 6 and under are free. 

Purchase tickets online:

Thursday - Multi-chamber Networking Night for Business Professionals

Friday - Gala-xy Experience - Dinner in the ballroom among the balloons before the show or come for just the show which includes a one-of-a-kind balloon fashion show plus Anthem and Aria: The Psychic Soulmates. Hosted by Brian Gary and Todd Harding (former K-99 Good morning Guys). Upgrade to the VIP option and add private receptions before and after on the Aims Terrace with special cocktails and music by Gii Astorga and a private performance by Anthem & Aria.

Saturday and Sunday mornings - Intergalactic Breakfast - includes breakfast, live balloon animal making, photo opportunities with “Out of this World” Visitors and a tour through the Big Balloon Build.

Saturday Afternoon - Free STEAM Afternoon - (that is STEM with an A for Art) - free STEAM activities, Food Trucks, Youth Talent Showcase hosted by George Grey.  Big Balloon Build not included but can be purchased for during this event.

Saturday Night - Rockin' Eats & Beats - enjoy 3 bands - Wild Nights, Gii Astorga and the The Ricardo Pena Band, while enjoying a variety of food trucks and the Tightknit Beer Garden.

Saturday and Sunday afternoons - General Admission - tour the Big Balloon Build

Monday – Big Balloon Pop - Someone's got to pop all of the balloons - why not you?

Get your tickets today!

Want to Win Tickets? 

You have a chance to win a family 4 pack by entering today! 

Drawing Wednesday July 19, 2023.  

Congratulations to 

Tracy and Kassie for winning tickets to the Big Balloon Build! 

We will see you there! 

Find out more through the following links: 

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Gala-xy -

Rockin’ eats -