If you are already dreaming about places to visit this fall, this magical destination is sure to excite your imagination. The Great Reno Balloon Race is a completely free festival that features hundreds of hot air balloons sailing through autumn skies. You can enjoy hours of colorful displays as you sip cozy fall-flavored drinks and explore the city.
The Great Reno Balloon Race takes place in the city and will happen this year from September 11 - 13, 2020. According to the official website, it "is the world’s largest free hot-air ballooning event."
You can attend the actual event for free, and watch the sky fill up with giant balloons in a rainbow of colors.
They take off a short distance to the north of downtown at Rancho San Rafael Park.
If you want to drive to the area from the town, you can find public parking for $15.
The first race took place in 1982, and back then there were only 20 participants. Today, you will glimpse close to 100 balloons throughout the three-day event.
You can scope these brightly colored delights starting every morning from 3:30 a.m., and events run throughout the day.
According to the website's itinerary, Friday at 5:15 a.m., you can watch 35 or more glowing balloons light up the still-dark morning sky as part of the Super Glow Show.
Saturday and Sunday offer a smaller number of lit-up displays that are visible starting at 5 a.m.
The result is a magical combination of something from Disneyland and a real-life Neverland.
You can grab concessions on the site as well, or even take a tethered ride in one of the massive giants for only $5.
If you're looking for a truly unique festival experience, look no further than this incredible event that will fill your autumn days with rainbow dreams.
The Great Reno Balloon Race
When: September 11 - 13, 2020
Address: 1595 N. Sierra St., Reno, NV
Why You Need To Go: You can visit this free festival that features hundreds of dreamy rainbow-colored balloons that soar through the fall skies.
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