Balloon Industry Events, Training, And Conventions

Whether you are a seasoned balloon professional or a newbie to the world of balloons you may be asking yourself about the many balloon industry events, training, and conventions. I have compiled a list of some of the most common industry events, training, and conventions involving the balloon industry. Some of these events are focused more on related fields but still offer balloon training, hopefully, you can find something that suits you and your needs.

Please note that this is an ever-changing list. I will do my best to keep each of these events, training, and conventions up to date. Please feel free to email me if I have missed something. Thanks!

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Balloon Arts Convention Italy (BACI)

Balloon Arts Convention Italy (BACI) is a five-day balloon convention dedicated to the training of balloon professionals. The next Balloon Arts Convention Italy (BACI) is scheduled for 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 6-9, 2022 in Orlando, Florida USA. Registration for this event is $1997.


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


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 most recent Globo Con was September 11-15, 2022.

International Balloon Convention

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

Nozzle Up

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.

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

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 22-26 2023 in Glendale, California USA. Early registration is $374 or you can purchase individual days at $150 each.

Party Events

Face Painters With Some Balloons

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.

Southeast Clowning Association (SECA)

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