Who's ready to check out beautiful Hot Air Balloons this weekend? It's all taking place Friday and Saturday, July 9 & 10 just down the road in Canton, Texas. It's The Tailwind Regional Balloon Fest and this is its 10th year. 

See The Balloons is a Sanctioned Competition

Scott Lewis
Scott Lewis

Hot Air Balloons are beautiful! Both Friday and Saturday morning you'll see them floating above in a sanctioned competition by the Balloon Federation of America.

Balloon Glows are a Sight to See

Hot air balloon is getting ready to rise.

Friday night it's the CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances 5k Glow Run. The weather should be perfect for a Balloon Glow  At night, if you've never seen a Balloon Glow it is a beautiful sight to see! You can get up and close to the balloons all lit up showing off their beautiful colors.

Hot Air Balloon Rides

Scott Lewis
Scott Lewis

During the day there will be Hot Air Balloon Rides for purchase both tethered and untethered. There will also be food and craft vendors plus live music, a Kids Area, Train Rides, a Car Show, Petting Zoo and more.

Saturday night following the Balloon Glow the Wesley Pruitt Band will perform.


The festival will take place on the West Side of the First Monday grounds.

You can check out the entire schedule at balloonfestcanton.com/schedule or more information about signing up in the 5k Glow Run and the car show at balloonfestcanton.com.

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