Great Reno Balloon RacesThe Great Reno Balloon Race is the world’s largest FREE hot-air ballooning event. Now in its 32nd year, the festival attracts nearly 100 balloons with up to 20 special shapes. Noted as one of Reno’s most colorful and spectacular events, the festival is a permanent fixture on Reno’s September skyline. Events include a Glow Show and Dawn Patrol providing an amazing spectacle as balloons glow and twinkle against the dark sky. In the unbelievable mass ascension, the skies fill with colorful balloons. Specialty balloon shapes scheduled to make an appearance this year include Party Panda, Wells Fargo's Cent're Stage, Hummingbird (who will be making her U.S. inagural flight debut) and Betty Jean the Butterfly. A variety of foods, crafts, art and souvenirs are available. Held at Rancho San Rafael Regional Park (just a few miles north of downtown). The Balloon Race has won many awards over the years including 'Best Special Event in Reno' and 'Best Special Event in Northern Nevada.'
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