Hot Air Balloon Festival Kicks Off

Published 06/12 2014 01:50PM

Updated 06/12 2014 04:19PM

June 12, 2014 - Twenty six hot air balloons are taking to the sky this weekend in Meadville as part of the annual Thurston Classic. The hot air balloon festival happens all weekend at Robertson Field on the campus of Allegheny College.

It kicks off tonight at 7:30 with the Night Glow at Dusk. That's when the balloons will be inflated and illuminated to light up the night sky. Then Friday and Saturday at 6:15 p.m. all the balloons will launch from Robertson Field.

The event is weather permitting, free and open to the public.

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