Balloon Industry Events and Training

Balloon Industry Events and Training The Balloon Guild

Balloon Arts Convention Italy (BACI)

Balloon Arts Convention Italy (BACI) is a five-day balloon convention dedicated to the training of balloon professionals. The latest Balloon Arts Convention Italy (BACI) was held March 24-28, 2023 in Milan, Italy.

Balloon Boss Summit

Balloon Boss Summit is a balloon convention by The next Balloon Boss Summit is scheduled for November 5-9, 2023 in Orlando, Florida USA. Registration for this event is $2997.


Ballooniversity is a two-day balloon workshop for balloon decorators. The most recent Ballooniversity event was August 10-13, 2022 in Athens, Georgia USA.

Balloon Adventure

Balloon Adventure with Jackie Ochitwa, CBA is a one-day learning event on November 16, 2023, from 9 am – 4 pm at burton + BURTON Headquarters in Bogart, Georgia, USA. Available for retailers only for $150.

Brilliant With Balloons

Brillant With Balloons is a one-day event featuring Sempertex balloons. The event will be held on September 27, 2023. Registration is $150 for retailers only.


FLOAT Convention is a balloon convention focused on intermediate and advanced balloon decorators, held in Lambard, Illinois USA every two years. The next FLOAT Convention is scheduled for March 10-14 2024 with pre-convention activities starting March 8th, 2024.

Gemar Day

Gemar Day is a tour of balloon classes and events hosted by Gemar balloons. Gemar Day has a Europe tour and an American tour.

Globo Con

Globo Con is a Latin inspired decorating convention for “balloons, fabrics, natural flowers, neon signs, wood signs, marketing, business coaching, and much more” hosted by Qualatex balloons. The next Globo Con will be September 19-12, 2024 Garden Grove, California, USA. The presale price for registration is $749.

International Balloon Convention

The International Balloon Convention is a three-day balloon convention hosted by Sempertex balloons.

Japan Balloon Artists Network (JBAN)

The Japan Balloon Artists Network has been the longest running balloon convention. This year’s 25th JBAN convention will be held at in Tokyo on July 3-5, 2023

Nozzle Up

Nozzle Up is a three day all inclusive balloon event. The next Nozzle Up will be October 20-22, 2023 in Belgium.

OZJAM Australia’s Balloon Convention

Party Industry Event (PIE)

The Party Industry Event is a three-day event put on by NABAS The Balloon And Party Professionals Association focused on the balloon and party industry. The next event is scheduled for October 15-17, 2022 in Essex, UK.

Q Corner Convention (World Balloon Convention)

The Q Corner Convention, formerly known as the World Balloon Convention is a balloon convention by Qualatex. The most recent Q Corner Convention was held in person on July 26-28 2022 in Orlando Florida USA. Q Corner Convention will also be holding a virtual balloon convention in October 10-13, 2022.

Tuftex Experience 2023

The Tuftex Experience was July 9-12 2023, in Cleveland Ohio. Registration for this event is $599. This event is sold out.

UK And Ireland Bubble Tour

The UK And Ireland Bubble Tour is a Qualatex half-day event for learning all about Bubble Balloons.

Waikiki Balloon Festival

Balloon Twisting And Entertaining

ACE Austin Convention for Entertainers

This three-day event is November 13th-16th, 2023, and will include shopping in the vendor room, and entry to the showcase, and a dance party. A three-day pass is $325 or you can get a one-day pass between $135 and $160 depending on the day.

Balloon Cruise Convention

Balloon Cruise is from November 27, 2023 – December 1, 2023, leaving from Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Blackpool Balloon Bash

Bling Bling Jam

Family And Variety Entertainers (FAVE)

Florida Super Jam

Florida Super Jam is an event focusing on balloon twisting, decorating, and entertainment.

Kapital Kidvention

Kapital Kidvention is a four-day family friendly educational convention focusing on everything for children entertainers. The next Kapital Kidvention is scheduled for January 11-14, 2023. Registration is $350 for an adult if registered before October 16, 2022.

Twist And Shout

Twist And Shout is a yearly balloon convention focusing on balloon twisting for balloon entertainers and balloon artists. The next Twist And Shout balloon convention is scheduled for Feb 28 – March 3 2024 in Chicago, IL USA. Early registration is $375 or you can purchase individual days at $150 each.

Party Supply Events

Halloween And Party Expo

PFA Party Show

Face Painting Conventions that have Balloon Twisting

Face And Body Art International Convention (FABAIC)

Midwest Artist Xtravaganza (MAX)

The Midwest Artist Xtravaganza (aka MAX), is a face and body painting convention with balloon classes.

Clowns And Magic With Some Balloons

Magic Circus

Magic Circus is a San Francisco California, USA based company that offers educational and entertainment services.

Clowns of America International (COAI)


Mid Atlantic Clowning Association (MACA)

Southeast Clowning Association (SECA)

World Clown Association (WCA)

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