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Colorado River Crossing Balloon Festival

November 22 - November 24, 2013

Wetlands Park
P O Box 5987
Yuma, AZ United States 85366
weekend before Thanksgiving
Number of balloons: 35
Year began: 1990

The Colorado River Crossing Hot Air Balloon Festival - presented by the Caballeros de Yuma and sponsored by the AEA Federal Credit Union - is one of Yuma, AZ's premier annual events. The hot air balloon festival attracts some of the most colorful and unique balloons from the West and Southwest. Staged over three days in November, with mass ascensions on Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings, the festival uses the Colorado River and the Sonoran Desert as its backdrop. The festival highlight is its Annual AEA Federal Credit Union Glow that takes place on Saturday night at Yuma's Desert Sun Baseball Stadium where tethered balloons fill the baseball field and with their burners firing at full blast, the balloons to glow brightly in the dark desert sky, The entire pageant is set to music. Prior to the glow there is a tissue balloon launch featuring miniature balloon constructed by local Yuma area students.

Web Site: http://www.caballeros.org/balloon_main.htm
Shara Mertan
928-343-1715
Email: shara at caballeros dot org