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Tips, Trips & Adventures ~ The Weekly Blog on Southern Utah

Posted On
Feb 09, 2015

                                                More & More Exciting - the 1st Annual BALLOONS & TUNES ROUNDUP, February 27th - March 1! 

A slogan here in Utah is about living "Life Elevated" & Kanab is now taking that advice more literally than ever before with a soaring celebration of hot air balloons, beginning end of February. The bright red rock formations of the Vermilion Cliffs & Grand Staircase/Escalante National Monument will be a stand-out backdrop for this special event. Veteran balloonists, always looking for a spectacular new venue, are already excited.

For three mornings (Friday, Saturday, Sunday), twenty or more pilots will lift their colorful balloons from the Coral Cliffs Gold Course East of Kanab (weather permitting.) Back on earth, the Battle of the Bands begins Friday and continues through to its finale on Saturday. Friday evening is fun time with a tailgate party at the historic Parry Lodge.

On Saturday, a Street Fair will fill Main Street with food, games, music, glowing fire pits and one-of-a-kind gifts to buy from special local vendors. By 5 PM, the excitement quickens with Street Zumba dancing and the final winner of the Battle of the Bands wooing the crowd. By 7 PM, the hot air balloons have come down to earth and joined the fun in preparation for ~ the great Balloon Glow! At the turn of the hour every balloon is inflated and glowing like several dozen blazing dragons! And it still isn't over; buy a lantern following - your own miniature hot air balloon - following the Balloon Glow and get ready to take part in the public Lantern Launch releasing countless lanterns into the dark night sky. Be a part of the inaugural crowd of people who really like "Flyin' High & Rockin' Out in Kanab, UT!"

For a schedule of events go to www.balloonsandtunesroughup.com.

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