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Red River Balloon Rally takes off June 24

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The event will kick off on Friday, June 24 at the Brookshire Grocery Arena, 2000 Brookshire Arena Drive and will bost live entertainment, food, retail vendors and fireworks.(tcw-wvue)
Published: Jun. 20, 2022 at 10:41 AM CDT|Updated: Jun. 23, 2022 at 8:39 AM CDT
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BOSSIER CITY, La. (KSLA) - The Red River Balloon Rally is about to take off again in Shreveport-Bossier City.

First Alert Meteorologist Andrew Brightman KSLA reporting from the Hot Air Balloon!

Posted by KSLA News 12 on Thursday, June 23, 2022

The event will go from Friday, June 24 to Saturday, June 25 at the Brookshire Grocery Arena, located at 2000 Brookshire Arena Dr. in Bossier City. The event will include live entertainment, food, retail vendors and fireworks.

It’s one of the largest hot air balloon festivals in the south, and features not just balloons, but also the AEP Family Fun Zone, a kite flying exhibition, games for kids, tethered balloon rides, balloon glow, a family photo booth, VIP experiences, and more.

“We are excited to welcome thousands of spectators from around the nation as well as our competition pilots and teams,” said Stacy Brown, president/CEO of Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau. “Shreveport-Bossier City has so much to offer our residents and guests, and we thank our sponsors and supporters for helping to make this year’s event a reality. The 2021 event saw attendees from over 30 states and helped create an economic impact of almost $1 million. Our goal is to provide a memorable event and leaves a positive impact on our community.”

Events for both days will begin at 5 p.m. and end at 10 p.m. Organizers recommend you bring sunscreen, chairs, and hats.

Prohibited items:

  • No weapons, pets, coolers or tents
  • No bags larger than 8″x10″ (diaper bags approved)
  • No outside food or drink
Map of Red River Balloon Rally setup
Map of Red River Balloon Rally setup(KSLA)

Early ticket prices are $12 for those 13 and up, $10 for children ages three through 12, and free for children under two. Prices will increase on the days of the festival. Parking is free.

Click here for the full schedule of events and to buy tickets.

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