The Great Reno Balloon Race
September 11 - 13, 2015
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The 34th 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 this year. 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 and is expected to double in size of vendors!
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 this year from September 11 - 13, 2015!