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The Great Reno Balloon Race

September 9 - 11, 2016

Citywide Event

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The annual Great Reno Balloon Race attracts nearly 100 balloons with up to 20 special shapes and is one of Reno’s most colorful and spectacular events. Sure, it might be a bit earlier than you're used to waking up, but you won't regret it for moment!

Activities include a Glow Show and Dawn Patrol which are an amazing pre-dawn spectacle as balloons twinkle against the dark sky. In the incredible mass ascension, the skies fill with colorful balloons. Special-shaped balloons are always a spectator favorite and some will be making their first appearance at the festival. On Friday, it's the SUPER-GLOW show featuring glowing balloons choreographed to music. Balloon Boulevard will feature a variety of food, crafts, art and souvenirs!

The Balloon Race has won many awards over the years including 'Best Special Event in Reno' and 'Best Special Event in Northern Nevada.  

See them September 9-11, 2016!