About the Show

Called “simply amazing” by WGN-TV, the Big Balloon Show is a theatrical balloon stage show featuring magic, comedy and Smarty’s award-winning, eye popping balloon props.

Inspired by classic vaudeville, this innovative “all-ages” production is unlike any other family show in Chicago – or anywhere else!

Smarty Pants has presented the Big Balloon Show since 2006!

The Big Balloon Show has been seen at libraries, community centers, park districts, private parties and even as a featured act at the Taste of Chicago!

“Your show was the big hit of the Taste of Chicago!”
– Ivy Hall, Mayor’s Office of Special Events

“Exuberant fun – the show promised giant balloons and giant fun – and it delivered!”
– Chicago Reader, show review

Throughout 2022, Smarty Pants will continue to offer the Big Balloon Show as both an in-person performance, as well as  “virtually” on Zoom.

The Big Balloon Zoom Show remains a popular option – all the fun and excitement of our traditional live show – now enjoyed from the comfort of your home, on your computer!

Smarty Pants Big Balloon Virtual Show




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