Summer might be ending soon, but that does not mean the exciting summer activities are slowing down. Check out the US Bank Great Midwest Balloon Fest from August 10-12 2012. The event is perfect for kids of all ages, featuring a dazzling display of over 50 Special Shape balloons and corporate balloons. The festival will take place at the Great Mall of the Great Plains in Olathe, Kansas. Here are some of the featured balloon activities for this year:
- Balloon Glows – Weather permitting, the giant Special Shape balloons will be inflated on the balloon field starting at 7:15 pm on both Friday and Saturday. 30 minutes later, guests will be treated to the Military Color Guard and National Anthem, followed by the inflation of all the rest of the hot air balloons. They will fire up their propane and be glowing in the twilight for you to enjoy and photograph!
- Balloon Competitions – The Hot Air Balloon Competitions will take place at sunrise on both Saturday and Sunday, weather permitting. 50 hot air balloon pilots from all over the country will launch their balloons and fly them into the balloon field from a couple miles away.
- Tethered Balloon Rides and Hot Air Balloon Rides – You can either take a tethered balloon ride for $5 a person from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM, or take a full 50 minute ride with an experienced pilot.
Take your kids and enjoy this unique summer event!