The Great Galena Balloon Race

I’ve been planning about 6 months ago to go watch the Hot Air Balloons,because I’ve never seen one before and was something I wanted to scratch off my Bucket List.

The The Great Galena Balloon Race it’s held yearly at Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa and is a 3 day event,and is a fundraiser to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and Camp Hertko Hollow, a camp for kids with type 1 diabetes.

Price: 5$ everyone over 5 years old

This spectacular 3 day event features over 20 hot air balloons, two races, two night glows, tethered rides, a car show, live music, activities for the whole family, and a Friday night Alefest.

I’ve attended Saturday June 18 and it was packet with lots of people,mostly family type with kids,and wasn’t chaotic.You could bring a chair or blanket and sit on the glass without struggle.

Here’s the live band,and don’t be fooled by their age,because they played really good music.

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The car show for car fans was easy to browse and we even found Mater,a kids cartoon character.

Here is before the show started

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Once the balloons started to inflate,everybody got very excited.Ballon after balloons were popping up and up in the air and the music kept playing along with it.

 

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They also offered tethered rides(a sample ride) for 5$ that was also for charity,but if you didn’t knew to jump and sit in the line fast,they line had a really long waiting time,and might not get you enough to get there,to do that.

As the evening set,the balloon returned and they created a beautiful light glow show.

 

This Race started in 2001 and is held every year in 3rd week of June.

Overall,this is a great family event to attend ,relax and enjoy the show in a great atmosphere.

 

If you are interested in a ballon ride BuyABalloonRide.com they are offering rides thru the whole warm season.

How are you spending your summer?

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. harivain says:

    I would be so happy there!!!!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Laura Bruj says:

      Omg, I was.i so gonna plan my next fun trip

      Liked by 1 person

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