“THE GREAT WAR MEMORIAL BALLOON RACE” is a 3-Day Hot Air Balloon Festival
the 3rd Annual event showcasing a collection of  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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Schedule of Events

“THE GREAT WAR MEMORIAL BALLOON RACE” is changing their name & location
A 3-Day Hot Air Balloon Festival the 3rd Annual event showcasing numerous 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, October 3, 2014
4:00 pm Gates Open
Gates will open

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 Tethered Rides  (weather permitting)

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, October 4, 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.

To be announced

9:00 am 

 

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

 

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
Balloon Tethered Rides begin  (weather permitting)

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, October 5,  2014

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

10:00 Children’s Activities, 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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