Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Mississippi Championship Hot Air Balloon Fest

Not much is happening in Rankin County on Saturday, July 4, so here is an idea: Take your family to the Mississippi Championship Hot Air Balloon Festival at the Canton Multipurpose Center in Madison County.  There is a balloon flight at 4 p.m. that evening where the balloons will attempt to land at the Multipurpose Center.  During the flight time, the Multipurpose Center hosts a Kids Zone, Touch-a-Tractor, petting zoo, 5K and 1 mile run, live music, vendors, etc.  There is a balloon glow at 8 p.m., and huge fireworks show at 9 p.m.

This is one of my favorite events because it reminds me of growing up; when my parents would turn my brother and I loose at the County Fair for the evening with a little money in our pockets.

For more information, check out the Balloon Fest Blog.  The schedule of events for Saturday is below:
4 – 9:30 PM Mississippi Championship Hot Air Balloon Fest at Canton Multi-Purpose Center
4 – 8 PM Kid Zone ($5 admission)
4 – 8 PM Touch a Tractor – FREE
4 – 8 PM Canton 4H Free Petting Zoo
6:30 PM Balloon Chase Run/Walk & Kids One Mile Run (Registration 5:30pm)
7:00 PM Soul on Ice Band
8:00 PM Good Samaritan’s $2,000 Golf Ball Drop Fundraiser
8:00 PM Balloon Glow featuring “Wish Cake”
9:00 PM Patriotic Firework Spectacular

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