Latest Past Events

FLOAT 2024

The Westin Chicago Lombard 70 Yorktown Center, Lombard

Mark your calendars as the countdown to FLOAT 2024 has begun! The upcoming convention, taking place in Lombard, IL, promises to be a monumental celebration as it marks the 10th official gathering of balloon enthusiasts from around the world. FLOAT is more than just a convention—it's a thriving culture, a tight-knit community, and an awe-inspiring phenomenon. Join us for a once-in-a-lifetime experience that showcases the best of the balloon industry. 1. A Record-Breaking Convention: FLOAT 2022, despite the challenges posed by a global pandemic, set a new record as the largest convention ever held. With a blend of in-person and virtual participation, FLOAT 2022 left an indelible mark on the history books. Now, the team is gearing up to make FLOAT 2024 an even more unforgettable event. 2. Discover the FLOATiverse: Beyond the biennial convention, the FLOATiverse offers a myriad of engaging activities throughout the year. From weekly shows and monthly classes to an annual global art project, FLOAT fosters a sense of community and nurtures the growth of balloon artistry. Embrace the FLOAT culture and immerse yourself in a world of endless creativity. 3. Unraveling the Story of FLOAT: To truly understand the essence of FLOAT, it's important to […]

Twist & Shout

Crowne Plaza Chicago O'Hare 5440 N River Rd, Rosemont

Twist & Shout offers an incredible opportunity for balloon enthusiasts, artists, and professionals to come together and immerse themselves in a world of creativity and camaraderie. Whether you're a seasoned twister or new to the balloon industry, attending Twist & Shout is a must! In this article, we'll explore the key highlights of the event and explain why you should register and be part of this thrilling experience. 1. Pack Light All you need to bring to Twist & Shout is an open mind, some twisting fingers, and a friendly attitude. However, if you wish to document your memories, bringing a camera with ample memory space is recommended. Other items such as business cards, a notebook, and your favorite balloons are optional, as there will be plenty available for purchase and free samples provided. 2. All-Inclusive Registration Fee: Once you register for Twist & Shout, all regular classes, a goodie bag filled with free samples and coupons, admission to the vendor area, and access to the 23-hour-a-day Jam Room (excluding evening events) are included in your registration fee. You'll also have the chance to hob-nob with renowned balloon instructors, participate in competitions, and enjoy the Dress and Costume Competition Fashion […]

The Florida Super Jam

The Avanti Palms Resort & Conference Center 6515 International Drive, Orlando

Join us at the Florida Super Jam from January 10th to January 15th, 2024, for an unforgettable experience in the world of balloons. Our team of experienced professionals is ready to guide you in elevating your talents and bringing more joy to your events. Whether you're just starting or a seasoned pro, this convention has something for everyone. Learn and Share With 15 years of event experience, our crew is well-equipped to teach you the fundamentals of balloon twisting, decorating, and event entertainment. We have special beginner classes every day to cater to those who are just starting their balloon journey. For seasoned professionals, our top instructors are ready to share their wealth of knowledge and expertise. Meet Like-Minded People At the Florida Super Jam, you'll have the opportunity to connect with a diverse community of teachers, attendees, sponsors, and vendors. This convention creates the perfect environment for networking, sharing ideas, and building long-lasting connections with fellow balloon enthusiasts. We Love What We Do Passion drives us, and it shows in everything we do. From simple balloon dogs to giant group builds, we bring creativity, joy, and excitement to every aspect of balloon artistry. Our goal is to provide you […]