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Step right up to be part of one of the most unique experiences ever created when the Big Balloon Build comes
to Northern Indiana April 25-28, 2024.


This fully immersive carnival will be made from 150,000+ biodegradable balloons by 80 of the world's best balloon artists at the Northern Indiana Event Center in Elkhart. An event like this has never been seen in Michiana before! 

The joy of balloons will combine with a gala, food trucks, games music, a petting zoo, and memories to last a lifetime all in support
of Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Michiana.

This event is being put on by Jennifer Nyikos of Fun by the Yard

Buy your tickets today!

Jennifer Nyikos

Host of the Big Balloon Build 

In 2011 owner, Jennifer Nyikos, started a yard card company surprising folks in the South Bend Indiana, and the surrounding Michiana area. Turning front yards into a life sized greeting card.  After adding balloon deliveries to the mix, the business quickly transformed into a full scale balloon decorating company! 


She was personally invited by the director to attend the very first Big Balloon Build and this will be her sixth event! 

"I am excited to be a part of something that makes a difference for children around the world!  And now, I have the honor of sharing the BBB with families, friends, and clients right here in Northern Indiana. FBTY’s mission is to decorate memories so get ready to be captivated by a spectacle of balloons that will dazzle you with the sights, smells, tastes and sounds of the carnival and leave you with memories to last a lifetime."


Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Michiana

Benefiting charity of the Big Balloon Build

Since 2002, Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Michiana has been serving families of sick and injured children, ages 21 and younger. When these families are in their darkest moments, we have been a pillar of comfort, a place where they can go for hope, healing, and heartfelt care. RMHC® Michiana provides a home-away-from- home 24 hours a day, 365 days a year with food, overnight accommodation, and respite care – all at no cost to families.

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