Great Texas Balloon Race schedule of events - KSLA News 12 Shreveport, Louisiana News Weather & Sports

Great Texas Balloon Race schedule of events

Balloon inflate during last year's event. Balloon inflate during last year's event.

Monday, July 28, 2014

6:30 a.m. US Nationals Practice Flight over Longview Area

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

6:30 a.m. US Nationals Competition Flight over Longview Area

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

6:30 a.m. US Nationals Competition Flight over Kilgore Area

7:00 p.m. Baseball, Balloons and Root Beer

Thursday, July 31, 2014

6:30 a.m. US Nationals Competition Flight over Longview Area

Friday, August 1, 2014

6:30 a.m. US Nationals and Great Texas Balloon Race Competition Flight over Longview

6:30 a.m. Special Shapes Inflation in Longview (See below for locations)

4:00 p.m. Gates Open at East Texas Regional Airport for Great Texas Balloon Race Festival

8:15 p.m. Special Shapes Spectacular

8:45 p.m. Great Texas Balloon Race Opening Ceremony

8:50 p.m. Balloon Glow

9:30 p.m. Roger Creager in Concert

12:00 a.m. Gates Close for the Day

Saturday, August 2, 2014

5:45 a.m. Gates Open at East Texas Regional Airport

6:30 a.m. US Nationals and Great Texas Balloon Race Competition Flight over East Texas Regional Airport

Ring Toss Competition and other Navigational Tasks for both US Nationals and GTBR competitors.

(Balloons will be launched from at least 2 miles away and fly over the event grounds at ET Regional Airport. Launch site and time will vary depending on weather and wind direction)

11:00 a.m. GTBR Festival Closes for Midday

4:00 p.m. GTBR Festival Re-Opens for Evening Entertainment

8:15 p.m. Special Shapes Spectacular

8:45 p.m. Opening Ceremony

8:50 p.m. Balloon Glow

9:30 p.m. Tracy Lawrence in Concert

12:00 a.m. Gates Close for the Day

Sunday, August 3, 2014

5:45 a.m. Gates Open at East Texas Regional Airport

6:30 a.m. US Nationals and Great Texas Balloon Race Competition Flight over East Texas Regional Airport

Ring Toss Competition and other Navigational Tasks for both US Nationals and GTBR competitors.

(Balloons will be launched from at least 2 miles away and fly over the event grounds at ET Regional Airport. Launch site and time will vary depending on weather and wind direction)

All times are approximate and schedule may change without notice. All events at US National Competition and at the Great Texas Balloon Race are dependent on prevailing weather conditions. All events are subject to weather delays or cancellations. The safety of our pilots, volunteers and spectators is our primary concern. All competitive flights Tues – Fri will NOT be seen at the East Texas Regional Airport but will take place over the City of Longview and parts of Gregg County. Each morning the flight launch and targets will be determined based on prevailing winds. No refunds or rain checks.

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