Friday, August 10, 2012

Sandy Hot Air Balloon Festival - 2012

The Sandy Hot Air Balloon Festival is going on today and tomorrow (August, 10-11, 2012)

See a sky full of hot air balloons at the 2012 Sandy Hot Air Balloon Festival. The sunrise balloon launches happen both mornings. The first wave launch at 7:00 am and the second wave at 7:30 am (wind and weather permitting) at Storm Mountain Park, 11400 South 1000 East, directions. Bright Eyes Coffee and Smoothies will be on hand to provide morning breakfast fuel for everyone. 

On Saturday evening, the festivities move to the South Towne Promenade in front of Sandy City Hall, 10000 South 173 west with the balloon glow beginning around 8:00 pm. Tasty food choices will be available for purchase by Surefire Pizza, Tropical Dreams Ice Cream, Snowie Snow Cones, with hamburgers, hot dogs and hand-cut fries from Expo Foods. Enjoy an evening of entertainment on the festival stage with Utah's own bluesy and folksy band The Folka Dots. See more about them here.

Bring the whole family to see the balloons fly and at dusk on Saturday enjoy food and entertainment and the glow of the balloons in the night sky.

Some pilots may need volunteers to help crew their hot air balloons. Come early, find a pilot that needs help and experience the thrill of helping crew a hot air balloon.
Also, take pictures and video at the festival and enter our photo/video contest for your chance at winning prices. We will award 1st, 2nd and 3rd place plus a Mayor's Choice and an award for video. View rules and enter the contest here. View the 2011 photo contest winners here Sandy Balloon Festival photo contest.

Happy Shooting!

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