Great Balloon Race Floats through Longview July 27th-29th

The Great Texas Balloon Race is a class event attracting the very best competitive pilots from across the United States and the world. Considered by many of the pilots that compete at the Great Texas Balloon Race to be the best event on the circuit, the Great Texas Balloon Race has earned Longview the official designation as "The Balloon Capital of Texas" by the Governor of Texas in 1985. In 2013 Gregg County was proclaimed "The Balloon Race Capital of Texas" by the 83rd Texas Legislature.

Balloon flights begin Friday morning with a flight over the City of Longview and continue each morning through Sunday over the East Texas Regional Airport. Launch and landing sites change each day as they are always determined by wind and the weather.

Balloon Glows on Friday and Saturday night entertain crowds with an awesome display of color and excitement. It's one of the most popular things to do at the event. Get up close and personal and watch how balloons are inflated and operate. Enjoy live music Friday and Saturday nights following the Balloon Glow.

The Great Texas Balloon Race hosts Kids Land. This is a safe restricted area for children that requires a small separate entry fee. Come out and see arts, crafts, and other merchandise lined up along an improvised midway. Hungry? Check out the array of food vendors on hand.

Great Texas Balloon Race

June 27th-29th
Hours are Friday: 6:30 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.; Saturday: 5:45 a.m to 12:00 a.m; and Sunday: 5:45 a.m to 6:30 a.m.

College of Aviation & Aeronautics
200 Airpark Drive
Longview, Tx

Advance Ticket Prices: Friday, July 27th: $15; Saturday, July 28th: $15; Sunday, July 29th: Free

General Admission: Friday, July 27th: $15; Saturday, July 28th: $20; Sunday, July 29th: Free

Free Admission: Kids 12 and under

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