Fifty of the best balloon pilots in the country will be on hand for the 2017 U.S. Hot Air Balloon Championships, July 10-16. Daily competition flights will take off at 6:30 a.m. and end at 10 a.m.
The competition will end with an evening two-day festival and balloon glow on the campus of LSU-S. There will be tethered hot air ballon rides, a mini carnival for the kids, food booths and live music.
The festival admission tickets at the gate are $10 ages 18 and over, $8 ages 6-17, free for 5 and under and $8 for active military with ID. Both days require a ticket. Advance discounted tickets will be sold. Visit www.rediverballoonrally.com for updated details.
U.S. National Hot Air Balloon Competition