For its fourth year, the Great Smoky Mountains Hot Air Balloon Festival is back and brighter than ever. TOWNSEND, Tenn — The Great Smoky Mountain Balloon Festival returns for its biggest party yet. With high expectations, organizers at Oldham Hospitality said they were looking to evoke hope and happiness whenRead More →

ALBUQUERQUE, NM (KRQE) – New Mexico’s biggest event is back. Despite the pandemic, the 2021 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta will be almost completely back to normal. More than 600 balloons are already signed up to fly in this fall’s fiesta and organizers say only two features won’t take place thisRead More →

The Pahrump Valley Chamber of Commerce released details of its 8th annual hot air balloon festival earlier this month. The four-day event floats through Pahrump from its new location at Ian Deutch Park. “This is a community event,” Jenney Sartin, CEO of the Pahrump Valley Chamber of Commerce, said earlierRead More →

A balloon lifts off between inflating balloons at the start of the 2018 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. Saturday, October 6, 2018. (Jim Thompson/Albuquerque Journal) Organizers are planning this year’s Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, and spectators will likely be allowed in as ticket sales for the annual fall event are setRead More →

By Lyndy Berry Hill Special for Democrat NATCH – With certain COVID-19 precautions in place, organizers of the 35th Annual Natchez Balloon Festival plan to uphold tradition while keeping festival-goers safe. As the festival schedule is reduced, Natchez Balloon Festival director Scott Adams said attendees can expect more than 40Read More →

In the age of COVID-19, even hot air balloons need social distancing. On Tuesday, the Natchez Board of Aldermen approved its annual license agreement with Natchez Balloon Festival officials, giving the annual event the use of the bluff along Broadway Street for the annual event, which is scheduled for 16Read More →

GOSHEN >> Over 25,000 tickets have been sold for this weekend’s New England Balloon Festival at Goshen Fairgrounds. Organizer Alicia DaPonte ended up having to quit her job to handle the logistics involved with the event due to all the interest. DaPonte, a resident of Torrington, is planning the festivalRead More →