2022 Balloon Fest draws record crowds to Shawnee

The 2022 FireLake Fireflight Balloon Fest drew its largest crowd ever to Shawnee, Oklahoma, on August 12 and 13 to enjoy hot air balloon rides, live music performances and family entertainment. “The committee works hard to make each year better than the last,” said Vice-Chairman Linda Capps. The Festival will return in 2023, with new activities for its sixth year.

FireLake Fireflight Balloon Festival earns top award at tourism event

The FireLake Fireflight Balloon Festival received the Outstanding Event award during the 2022 RedBud Awards, hosted by the Oklahoma Travel Industry Association. For the past 25 years, the RedBud Awards have recognized Oklahoma’s top tourism attractions, events, programs and organizations for their outstanding efforts to serve and promote Oklahoma’s tourism industry, according to the OTIA website.

2021 Year in Review

2021 brought productivity and uplifting news from CPN. Big developments ranged from new ways for Tribal members to connect digitally to an impactful agreement between local governments to improve the community’s future.

Hownikan Podcast: August 2021

In this episode, we’ll meet CPN’s new District 11 legislator, Andy Walters, and hear from a graduate student about his most recent project ground mapping Potawatomi presence in the Great Lakes region. We’ll also visit this summer’s FireLake Fireflight Balloon Festival.

Third annual FireLake Fireflight Balloon Fest Aug. 9-10

The FireLake Fireflight Balloon Fest, Oklahoma’s biggest balloon festival of 2019, brings live performers, family-friendly activities, fireworks, and a hunting and fishing expo as well as a display of 25 hot air balloons and more this August.