Quincy University will once again light up Friars’ Field (20th and College) with ten hot air balloons on Thursday, September 28th. This free family friendly event will start at 6:00 pm. The Homecoming parade will begin at 6:45 pm at QU Stadium and will travel south on 18th Street to Oak, east on Oak to 20th and north on 20th to Friars’ Field. A pep rally will begin at 7:15 pm and the balloons will light up afterwards from 7:30 – 9 pm (weather depending). Food and beverages will be available for purchase from various vendors from 6-9 pm. There will also be bounce houses and kids activities available.

On Friday, September 29th at daybreak the balloons will take off from Friars’ Field, weather permitting. Blessing Health System is this year’s major event sponsor. Other sponsors include Adams Fiber, Heetco, Holiday Inn & Suites, Fairfield Inn & Suites, Refreshment Services Pepsi, QU Athletics, WGEM, Y101 Radio and Just Jump Quincy.