FREE Hot Air Balloon Festival

  • August 31, 2013 · 6:45 AM
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Hello Everyone!

I will be on vacation this week. If you would like to attend this event then please feel free to do so on your own or with others that may be going from our walking club. This event will be over a three day period (morning & evening). This is a very nice event and extremely breathe taking to watch. Visit the below site for more info and directions.

http://www.balloonclassic.com/page.asp?id=6&name=Directions

 

EVENT INFO:

The event is held in Memorial Park, in Colorado Springs, off Pikes Peak Avenue between Hancock Avenue and Union Boulevard near the shores of Prospect Lake. Mass ascensions of dozens of balloons are scheduled for Saturday, Sunday and Monday mornings with a Balloon Glo® scheduled for Saturday and Sunday evenings. Each year a variety of concessions are available and entertainment is provided during each event.

The Colorado Balloon Classic (a division of Colorado Springs Balloon Classic, Inc.) was organized in 1977 and has grown to be the largest and the longest continuously running hot air balloon festival in the Rocky Mountain Region as well as the State of Colorado. The Colorado Balloon Classic is an annual family event - admission is free - held each Labor Day weekend.

 

From,

Mia (Colorado Springs Walking Club Organizer)

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  • Mia

    Simply Beautiful

    September 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Mary, it looks like you may have chosen the right day to go...looks too windy today, and promises to be similar tomorrow! So I think I'll forgo today, and see about tomorrow.

    September 1, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yea..I'm here and they said they canceled the show! :(

      September 1, 2013

  • Mary W.

    I went to the event this morning. I was at the main stage at 6:50. I waited for people to show up until 7:20. I probably asked 10-15 people if they were with the walking group. No luck! Did anyone go this morning? The balloons were beautiful. Perhaps if people are meeting tomorrow morning we should carry signs. I for one will be there again tomorrow, same place, same time. I will have a black jacket on. I have wavy blonde hair. Hope to see you there! If you are going, please post what you will be wearing!

    August 31, 2013

    • Mary W.

      Thanks! Let's get in touch! [masked]!

      August 31, 2013

    • dale

      Hope you all enjoyed the balloon festival this morning. The weather man indicates it might be breezy Sunday morning. I asked how much wind they can launch in and they said 8 miles an hour max. Prediction for Sunday am is 10 to 15 miles an hour.

      August 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Glad you enjoyed it, Mary, and sorry no one else found you...if I make it tomorrow (Sun.) I'll wear my bright red 2005 Balloon Classic T-shirt :-)

    1 · August 31, 2013

  • Jan C.

    I'm sorry, I am not going to make it this am. I should have signed up for the evening glow. I'm really sorry, I hope to meet you all soon and hope you find the the other ladies at the meeting place..have fun!!

    August 31, 2013

  • Jan C.

    Does anyon know if the balloons are launching off this am? Seems to cold and cloudy. If so, then I am running late and might notate the 7:00 meetup time at the stage

    August 31, 2013

  • Jan C.

    Meeting at 7:00 at the stage club. See you them I can be reached at[masked]

    August 30, 2013

  • Mary W.

    Hi Brenda, there are a few of us carpooling. The main stage area sounds great to me. The balloons go up at 7:00. What time were you thinking of being there?

    August 30, 2013

  • Brenda

    Hi everyone. Just signed up for Saturday am. Where shall we all meet? May I suggest by the main stage area? Anyone in agreement?

    August 30, 2013

  • Marilyn

    This may be a silly question but... Is anyone actually walking the park? Or just sightseeing? And where are we all to meet? :)

    August 29, 2013

  • Jan C.

    Hi Mary, yes there is room for you. Please call me at[masked] say, Friday and hopefully we will have a meeting place. Talk you soon, Jan

    August 28, 2013

    • Marilyn

      Jan and Diane- [masked] Text me, I'm not sure where to meet up with this meet up gang! :) And I am available for carpool as well.... :)

      August 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Well, looks like I over-booked my time once again :-[ I realize I'm going to the mountains with my kids on Saturday, so won't be able to go to the balloon festival after all...maybe I'll see some of you there on Sunday or Monday. :-)

    August 28, 2013

  • Mary W.

    I would love to meet up with all of you on Saturday morning and car pool in! Is there still room for one more, Jan?

    August 28, 2013

  • Kate B.

    Hi, I just joined. I was planning on going to this with my family already but I hope to meet some of you there.

    August 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'd also be happy to carpool with you, Jan...I'm out of town right now, but will be home Tuesday evening...719-[masked]

    August 24, 2013

  • Diane P.

    Hi Jan, I am free to go with you. You can reach me at[masked]-8684. Take care.

    August 24, 2013

  • Jan C.

    I'm going on Saturday, and I'm am looking for someone who wants to car pool with me. I want to spend a little time going thru the concession booths and listen to the entertainment. Let me know if your interested and we can figure something out. Hope to hear back from someone. This is my first event with this group.

    August 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Dale....I, for one, chose Sat. because I have church on Sunday. But maybe others would like to join you on Sunday? :-)

    August 23, 2013

  • dale

    Why cant this group meet on Sunday morning for this event? I am busy most Saturday mornings.

    August 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm planning to attend the festival on Saturday, weather permitting. Would be happy to meet up with anyone else from this group...it's just that parking is at a premium, so we need to get there really early! Any ideas about a meeting place?

    August 20, 2013

  • lindsey l.

    Anyone interested in volunteering for the Dirty Dash this weekend in the springs? It benefits the YMCA of Pikes Peak Region.

    August 20, 2013

    • Tammie S.

      I am going to running in it, not sure I will have energy left to volunteer.

      August 20, 2013

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