This Magical Hot Air Balloon Glow In Texas Will Light Up Your Summer

Texas is home to several balloon festivals throughout the year, but most have either already passed or won’t take place for many more months. Great Texas Balloon Race, however, is coming up in just over a month! On the weekend of July 26, hundreds of hot air balloons will fill the East Texas sky in a show of epic proportions. Check it out:

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The fun begins at 6:30 a.m. on Friday, July 26. Gates close that night at 12 a.m. before reopening the next morning at 5:45. Koe Wetzel starts playing at 9:30 p.m. on Saturday night, concluding the day’s events. Sunday morning at 6:30 a.m. is the last balloon launch. For more information or to purchase tickets, head to the festival’s website or Facebook page.

Have you ever been to the Great Texas Balloon Race? If so, we’d love to hear all about your experience! Check out our previous article for more summer activity ideas: 15 Unforgettable Things You Must Add To Your Texas Summer Bucket List.