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Monday, June 17, 2013

Summer Balloon Festivals

Photo Credit: Deb Hill
Colorful hot air balloons will dot the skies above Utah's scenic landscapes during the next several weeks, as summer festivals are held in many areas. Below we mention some of our favorites.

In Central Utah, the annual Eyes to the Sky Hot Air Balloon Festival will be held June 21-23, launching one mile west of the town of Salina. Some 25 balloons are expected. Balloon launches will be each morning at approximately 6:30 a.m.

Many other events will be held as part of the festival including:
  • Aurora Fire Department Breakfast at launch site
  • Motorcycle Poker Ride
  • Hot Rods & Classic Car Cruise
  • ATV Poker Ride
  • 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament
  • FREE concert with The Long Run, an Eagles tribute band
In Panguitch, down in Bryce Canyon Country, the Panguitch Valley Balloon Rally will be held June 28-30. It will feature 35 hot air balloons plus vendors in the downtown area and a wide assortment of activities including:
  • Live entertainment at Main and Center Street
  • Lion's Club Breakfast
  • Harley Davidson Parade
  • Dog Contest - Prizes for best dressed, owner look-a-like, best kisses, best trick, and best waggin' tail
  • Balloon Rally Bingo
  • Amateur Karaoke Contest
  • Chocolate Fest and Home & Garden Show
  • After the Glow Dance

Other upcoming events with balloons include:

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