The Largest Free Hot-Air Balloon Festival In The World Is Right Here In Nevada

Since 1982, Reno has been the home of the world’s largest free hot-air balloon festival that attracts more than 200 hot-air balloons and 120,000 spectators each year. For three glorious days in early September, the skies over Reno are decorated with hundreds of colorful, unique, and spectacular hot-air balloons.

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For more information about the Great Reno Balloon Race such as directions, parking, and other accommodations, please call (775) 826-1181 or visit the Great Reno Balloon Race’s Facebook page or website.

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