The Shreveport-Bossier Athletic Commission announced at a press conference today that the 2022 CenterPoint Energy Rouge River Balloon Rally presented by the Louisiana Office of Tourism is scheduled for June 24-25, 2022. , at Brookshire Grocery Arena, 2000 Brookshire Arena Drive, Bossier City, LA 71112.
“On behalf of Bossier City, it is my pleasure to extend a heartfelt welcome to the Balloon Federation of America USA National Hot Air Balloon Team Championship,” said Tommy Chandler, Mayor of Bossier City.
The event will feature the US Team National Hot Air Balloon Championship with up to 15 of the country’s top hot air balloon pilots competing against others, as well as a festival that will include hot air balloons, local and national bands in live, fireworks, hot air balloon rides, children’s entertainment area, food and craft vendors and much more. On Friday, a live performance by Tipsey the Bans and A Tribute to Journey, Odyssey Road. Saturday is Louisiana Saturday Night with a musical lineup that includes local band Shayliff and multi-platinum country band LANCO. This year, specially shaped balloons will help light up the sky with Rocky the Flying Squirrel, Billy the Kid, the Flying Saucer, the Cosmic Crisp Apple Balloon and the Cowboy Armadillo.
Tickets can be purchased online at https://redriverballoonrally.com/tickets/ or discounted tickets can be purchased at select local Brookshires/Super1Foods. Tickets will be sold at the door at a premium price, cash only. Parking is free this year, thanks to A Bright Smile Dental Care for parking sponsorship.
Competition balls can be viewed in all Caddo and Bossier parishes June 20-25 from approximately 6:45 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., weather permitting. Special shapes will be inflated Friday, June 24 at Carter Credit Union, 8898 Ellerbe Rd. and Red River Chevrolet, 221 Traffic St. between 6:45 a.m. and 8:00 a.m., weather permitting.