Kansas Residents Treated to the Glow of Hot Air Balloons

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Balloon Festival

The Huff n’ Puff Balloon Rally is the longest running family-friendly event in Kansas. It’s been delighting residents and tourists for 42 years. For the past 20, the hot air balloon showcase has been held at Lake Shawnee in Topeka. Crowds gathered at the three-day festival that ran from September 8 through September 11 to see hot air balloons strut … Read More

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Come Float Away in New Brunswick

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Come Float Away in New Brunswick

The New Brunswick Annual Atlantic Balloon Festival kicked off for the 32nd time this year! Each September thousands gather to watch hot air balloons soar above Sussex. The festival usually takes place over the weekend after Canadian Labor Day. Typically, about 30 balloons fly twice a day– during this year’s festival, there were 36. The colorful balloon-filled sky always leaves … Read More

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Balloon Festival Set for Capital of Armenia

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Armenia Hot Air Balloon Festival

In Yerevan, the capital of Armenia, a hot air balloon festival is scheduled to occur this fall. The festival will be called “Discover Armenia from Above.” The hot air balloon festival is slated for Saturday, October 14, 2017, until Tuesday, October 17, 2017. During this four-day hot air balloon festival, balloons are set to appear from all over the world. … Read More

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Sky Safari in Longleat, England

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Sky Safari

A hot air balloon festival called Sky Safari will take place in Longleat, England. The festival will take place at Longleat Grounds from Friday, September 15 until Sunday, September 17, 2017. The festival will hold mass hot air balloon launches, offer tethered balloon rides and have two night glows. The Longleat website describes the hot air balloon festival by stating, … Read More

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Washington City Looks to Ban Balloons

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Washington City Looks to Ban Balloons

A city in Washington has proposed a ban on balloons. This ban was proposed on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 during a council meeting. The ban was for Bainbridge Island in Washington; the council will hold a vote on the proposed ban on Tuesday, September 12. Michael Scott, a member of the council, had a role in proposing the ban on … Read More

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Hotel Prices Increase as Much as $300 per Night for Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque

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Balloon Festival

The Balloon Fiesta set to occur in Albuquerque, New Mexico from October 7 to October 15 this year, has gotten many people excited. The hot air balloon festival is called the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. The festival boasts a large number of hot air balloons of different varieties in shape, color, and size. Businesses are preparing for the hot air … Read More

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Locals Behind Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

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Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

Judith Nakamura, a New Mexico Supreme Court Justice, is a member of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta board of directors. But she does not simply kick up her feet and watch the balloons float by. She is also a pilot who’s been flying balloons for over a decade. “I started ballooning about 12 years ago. I went to (the Albuquerque … Read More

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A 1887 Bird’s Eye View of Los Angeles

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A 1887 Bird’s Eye View of Los Angeles

In 1887, Los Angeles saw itself for the first time from the air. Photographer Edwin H. Husher ascended 9,000 feet in a hot air balloon to capture 13 aerial shots of the City of Angels. The expedition was organized by the San Francisco Examiner whose owner, William Randolph Hearst, wanted to make a splash. The stunt, intended as an advertising … Read More

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