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Balloon Festival-32nd Annual Mississippi Championship Hot Air Balloon Festival

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Name: Balloon Festival-32nd Annual Mississippi Championship Hot Air Balloon Festival
Date: June 30, 2017
Time: 7:45 PM - 9:30 PM CDT
Event Description:
We are excited to announce that Canton Tourism is hosting the 32nd Annual Mississippi Championship Hot Air Balloon Fest taking place Thursday, June 29th - Sunday, July 2nd. *Scroll down to view the full schedule of events.

The three-day event will feature over 25 hot air balloons, a fireworks extravaganza, colorful balloons of all shapes and sizes, live entertainment, concessions, and lots of fun. You're guaranteed a good time as you experience the mirage of colors decorating the Summer sky. Our Independance Day heritage is highlighted by fun family activities that will treat the family to an old-fashioned weekend of togetherness. There is a vast array of competitive events for pilots to test their balloon sav...vy in pursuit of valuable cash prizes. There is also the ever popular Balloon Glows at sunset to delight children and adults of all ages. Come watch the balloons flicker and dance in the evening twilight.

Canton Tourism, in collaboration with The City of Canton, The City of Ridgeland, Mid-Mississippi Balloon Association, and The Good Samaritan Center invite YOU and the whole family to the 32nd Annual Mississippi Championship Hot Air Balloon Race and Festival this Summer! *Subscribe to Canton Tourism's newsletters by clicking the "Sign Up" button on our Facebook Page for more updates and exciting announcements!

>>> SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

THURSDAY, JUNE 29TH:
• 6:00-9:00 p.m. Launch Party on the Historic Courthouse Square in Canton! Enjoy shopping and Hot Air Balloons on the Square! Hot Air Balloons will be up at approx. 6:00 p.m., weather permitting.

FRIDAY, JUNE 30TH:
• 6:00 p.m. Celebrate America Balloon Glow at Northpark Mall in Ridgeland, MS (and the following events for Friday).
• 7:45 p.m. Balloon Glow
• 8:15 p.m. Main Entertainment -- Joe Diffie
• 9:30 p.m. Fireworks Extravaganza

SATURDAY, JULY 1ST:
• 7:00 a.m. Balloon Chase Bike Ride (Registration at 6:00 a.m.) and Competition Flight at the Canton Multi-Purpose Complex.
• 6:00-9:30 p.m. Mississippi Championship Hot Air Balloon Fest at the Canton Multipurpose Complex.
• 6:00-9:30 p.m. Kid Zone ($5.00 Admission)
• 6:30 p.m. Balloon Chase Run/Walk & Kids One Mile Run (Registration begins at 5:30 p.m.)
• 8:00 p.m. Good Samaritan Center's $5K Golf Ball Drop Fundraiser
• 8:00 p.m. Balloon Glow featuring Special Shapes.
• 8:30 p.m. LIVE Entertainment
• 9:30 p.m. Patriotic Firework Spectacular

SUNDAY, JULY 2ND:
• 7:00 a.m. Competition Flight at the Canton Multi-Purpose Complex

 
Location:
NorthPark Mall in Ridgeland
Date/Time Information:
7:45 p.m. Balloon glow
8:15 p.m. Main Entertainment-Joe Diffie
9:30 p.m. Fireworks Extravaganza
Contact Information:
Canton Tourism- 601-859-3807
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