“THE GREAT WAR MEMORIAL BALLOON RACE” is a 3-Day Hot Air Balloon Festival
the 2nd Annual event showcasing over 20 Hot Air Balloons from all over the country,
Music, Food, Vendors, & Children’s Activities.  The event is poised to continue
to be an ongoing annual community event.

 

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“THE GREAT WAR MEMORIAL BALLOON RACE”
A 3-Day Hot Air Balloon Festival the 2nd Annual event showcasing over 20 balloons from all over the country. Several local nonprofits will also be participating to build awareness of their programs & will also have fund-raising opportunities of their own. This event will continue to become an ongoing annual Little Rock community happening.
Friday, July 11, 2014
4:00 pm Gates Open
Gates will open at War Memorial Park
Music – To Be Announced

Food, Art Merchandise Vendors, and Children’s Activities begin

5:30 pm Opening Ceremony
Singing of the National Anthem and inflation of the balloons

 5:30 pm Balloon Activities Begin

Balloon Launch (weather permitting) and Balloon Tethered Rides

6:30 pm Live Music 

8:00 pm “Balloon Glow” taking place around dusk putting on a show of colors
illuminating the evening park setting alongside Music, Food, Merchandise,
and Children’s Activities

10:00 pm Park Closes

 

Saturday, July 12, 2014

6:30 am Competition Flight
A Saturday Morning Balloon Flight will take place between (Weather dependent)
6:00 am to 9:00 am from the War Memorial Park or into the park from other Little Rock Areas depending on the directions of the wind. The balloons will fly over the City in a competition flight.

8:00 am “Race to Emerald City” 5K Run benefiting “The Boys & Girls Club

9:00 am “Race to Emerald City” 2K Walk benefiting “The Boys & Girls Club”

9:30 am Zumba
Join us for a fun Zumba workout led by The Jim Dailey Fitness Center and
“Fitness for Life” concept experts

10:00 am Food Trucks and Art Vendors Open
Clear Channel Radio “Boom Box” Music, Children’s Activities
Splash Fountain and Playground Open, Carnival Games, Bounce Houses,
Girl Scouts Project Activity, and more

10:00 am Arkansas Forestry Commission will do a Children’s Fire Safety and
Prevention Program with Smokey the Bear at the Golf Course

10:30 am Children’s Library will have a Children’s Program complete with colorful
Ribbons, Dancing and Fun

2:00 pm  Live Music
Live Music will begin at 2:00 pm that afternoon and will be ongoing into the
night until the Saturday Night Balloon Glow occurring 8:00 pm –10:00 pm

3:30 pm Frozen T-Shirt Contest begins - Sign up at the main stage 30 minutes prior to.  Winner gets a $50 Container store Gift Card &  Event T-shirt and the 2nd and 3rd place finishers get a special prize

4:00 pm Live Music 

5:30 pm Balloon Activities Begin
Balloons will launch from the park and fly out (weather permitting) and Balloon Tethered Rides begin

6:30 pm Live Music 

8:00 pm “Balloon Glow” taking place around dusk putting on a show of colors illuminating
the evening park setting alongside Music, Food, Merchandise, and Children’s
Activities

10:00 pm Park Closes

 

Sunday, June 23, 2013

6:30 am Balloon Competition Flight
A Sunday Morning Balloon Flight will take place between (Weather dependent)
6:00 am to 9:00 am from the War Memorial Park or into the park from other Little Rock Areas depending on the directions of the wind. The balloons will fly over the City in a competition flight.

8:30 am Church Service with Music
10:00 am Food and Artist Vendors Open
Clear Channel Radio “Boom Box” Music, Children’s Activities, New Splash Fountain and Playground Open, Carnival Games, Bounce Houses and More

1:00 pm Event Closes with the release of helium balloons

* * All scheduled events are subject to change. Balloon activities are weather dependent
and flight/inflation decisions will be made the day of the event. * * 

 

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