Colorado River Balloon Festival to kick off this weekend

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Colorado River Balloon Festival to kick off this weekend

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YUMA, Ariz. (13 On Your Side) – Every year the desert southwest is host to a variety of guests who take to the air and bring color to our skies.

Cocopah Casino offered their guests an up-close look at one of the balloonists who will take part in this years Colorado River Balloon Festival.

The festival includes an early launch from the West Wetlands Park and synchronized balloon glow at Desert Sun Stadium.

Each year the event draws in thousands of spectators and pilot Jerry Pahlin says its well worth it.

This year, the Colorado River Balloon Festival promises to have something for everyone.

The event is staged over three days, with ascensions on Friday, Saturday and Sunday morning.

The Desert Balloon Glow will take place Saturday night at Yuma's Desert Sun Baseball Stadium where balloons will fill the field and glow brightly in the night sky.

 

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