First annual Tunica Balloon Bash scheduled

October 26, 2012 in Entertainment, Events, News, Statewide News

From The Delta Business Journal

TUNICA – The air's going to be hot in Tunica this November!

Visitors are invited to the 1st Annual Tunica Balloon Bash that will welcome 40 hot air balloons to four casino resort properties. Hot air balloonists from across the country will come together the weekend of Nov. 9 – 11 to compete in early morning races to win over $12,000 in cash and prizes.

And this event isn't just for the hot air balloon expert! Each casino property will host balloons in their parking lot for a balloon glow at sunset on Friday and Saturday night. Visitors are invited to meet the pilots and experience the size and beauty of this majestic sight of the orange glow in the Mississippi Del

ta.

In addition to t

he balloon glow, visitors will have an opportunity to ride 40-50 feet up in a hot air balloon on a tethered ride. One balloon at each property will be attached to the ground for these rides at no cost. Rides will be given on a first come-first serve basis and will run for two hours.

Listed is a full schedule of events:

 Friday, Nov. 9

5:15 – 6:15 pm – Balloon Glow

5:15 – 7:15 pm – Tethered Balloon Rides (first come first serve)

7:15 pm – Casino Fun and Entertainment

 Saturday, Nov. 10

7:00 – 8:30 am – Balloon Race/Competition

5:15 – 6:15 pm – Balloon Glow

5:15 – 7:15 pm – Tethered Balloon Rides (first come first serve)

7:15 pm – Casino Fun and Entertainment

Sunday, November 11

7:00 – 8:30 am – Balloon Race/Competition

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