Tailwind Regional Balloon Fest set to light up the night sky this weekend

8th annual tailwind regional balloon festival

Are you ready for the 8th annual Tailwind Regional Balloon Festival?

This event will open to the public on Friday, May 17 at 5 p.m. and Saturday, May 18 at 2 p.m. and it will be held on the west side of the First Monday Trade Days grounds in Canton, Texas.

The balloon festival will showcase upwards of 35 balloons on both nights with a balloon launch on Friday at 7 p.m. The balloon glow ceremony is scheduled at 8:00 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday evening.

The cost of admission is $10 per car, $20 for vans (8-15 people) and $50 for buses.

“The City of Canton is thrilled to host this exciting festival.” said Lou Ann Everett, Mayor, City of Canton. “We have the perfect venue for more balloons, more vendors, and more fun! We’re expecting visitors from all around the state and balloon enthusiasts from all over the nation. There will be loads of fun for the kids and don’t forget to look to the sky for the ReMax skydiving team! We hope everyone will come to Canton for a unique, fun-packed family outing.”

The Tailwind Regional Balloon Fest will include not only the balloon glow, but also live entertainment on Friday night by Finding Shade and an epic concert Saturday night after the glow by The Wesley Pruitt Band. There will be the wildly popular 5k Glow Run on Friday night, a Car Show on Saturday, kids fun zone, petting zoo, tethered balloon rides, train rides, hamster balls, a climbing wall, bounce houses, spin art, and great craft and food vendors on both days.

You can check out the entire schedule of events here.

The Tailwind Regional Balloon Fest is hosted by the Canton Visitors Bureau with ReMax Landmark as the title sponsor. This festival is intended to showcase Canton and all proceeds will benefit Children’s Miracle Network. Come see all that Van Zandt County has to offer!

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