The Sky Will Be Filled With Colorful And Creative Hot Air Balloons At Great BalloonFest In Kentucky

We love a good celebration in the Bluegrass State and if there is one event throughout the year where we really go all out, it’s the Kentucky Derby. While we think our state deserves the spotlight all year long, it actually gets it during this famous horse race, and the city of Louisville celebrates for weeks beforehand with the Kentucky Derby Festival. One of the most beloved events during this time is the Great BalloonFest. This hot air balloon festival in Kentucky features colorful and creative balloons that participate in events over three days, and it’s the perfect time to take your eyes to the skies of Kentucky.

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The Kentucky Derby Festival includes many worthy events that make Louisville the place to be in the spring leading up to the race itself. But we especially love Great BalloonFest, a hot air balloon festival in Kentucky when the skies illuminate with colorful and creative balloons. Do you attend Great BalloonFest each year? What’s your favorite part of the Kentucky Derby Festival? Let us know in the comments!

For more information on Great BalloonFest and the rest of the events, visit the festival’s website and follow along on Facebook.

And for more on why the Derby is so much more than a two minute horse race, check out our previous article on all of the festivities.

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