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South County Balloon Festival
South County Balloon Festival

South County Balloon Festival

Taking off on July 19th and floating on until July 21st is the 35th annual South County Balloon Festival.   This event has become a tradition to many families near and far.  Jam packed with events to satisfy all ages…this is a must on your summer list.  The event has been featured as one of Yankee Magazine’s top twenty summer events in Rhode Island.  Maintaining this reputation year in and year out…the South County Balloon Festival will quickly become a tradition for you as well.

South County Balloon Festival…features

  • Hot Air Balloons
  • Bwana Jim’s Wild Animal Show
  • The Cannon Lady
  • Fireworks
  • Hot Air Balloon Rides (tethered or untethered if you dare…)
  • Rhode Island State BBQ Championships
  • KITE TEAM  flying as many as 18 thirty foot shape kites
  • Carnival
  • Remote Control Plane Show
  • Live Trout Pond
  • Pony Rides
  • Petting Zoo
  • Train Rides
  • Food Vendors
  • Music
  • and much more…

The endless list of entertainment is bound to please everyone in your company.  Priced to please, adults are ten dollars, kids are five dollars, and you can also purchase the family four pack for twenty five dollars.  This high flying hot air filled event takes place at the University of Rhode Island athletic fields.  The event kicks off Friday night, July 19 at 4 PM and features live music starting at 7 pm followed by a  “Balloon Glow” after dark and runs until dusk on Sunday.  Crafters and vendors will be featured throughout the duration selling unique items.  Balloons typically take flight at sunrise and sunset and tickets are available for purchase at the gate.  If your four legged friend is well behaved and leased, he or she may also attend the festival.

South County Balloon Festival…more info

When:  July 19th-July21st

Where:  The University of Rhode Island Athletic Fields

Why?  Fun for everyone!

South County Balloon Festival…nearby hotel!

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