KC Parks was honored to host the inaugural Big Balloon Build KC at Gregg/Klice Community Center from December 2-4, 2022. PICTURED: Sunday evening Popping Party at GKCC.
This amazing event has some amazing stats to report:
1st time in KC
2nd time in U.S.
70 balloon artists representing . . .
6 Hasbro Characters
130,000 Qualitex Balloons
100 feet of vinyl
2,500 feet of lights
12 drag performers modeling balloon art costumes
200 toys/books donated
50 Local makers at the Soul of Santa Holiday Market
75 poppers popping at the closing Popping Party
Thousands of families from across the metro attended
And a partridge in a pear tree!!
Many of the Balloon Sculptures are living out their remaining balloon life at locations around KC . Be sure and check them out at the following locations:
VA Medical Center
Commerce Bank in Brookside
Southeast Community Center
Gregg/Klice Community Center
Line Creek Community Center
Thank you to the event producers: Troost Market Collective, Pop Culture Sculptures, Art Garden KC and Operation Breakthrough
In Partnership with: KCMO Parks & Recreation and Soul of Santa
Sponsored by: Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Performance Packaging Group, Arrowhead Events, LISC of Greater Kansas City, 3D Development, The Builders Association, Show Me KC Schools
In Kind: Hasbro, Qualitex, Levity Weddings & Events, Azizi P&R