Great Texas Balloon Race
Longview Convention Complex
1123 Jaycee Drive
Longview, TX United States 75604
2nd weekend in June
Number of balloons: 80
Year began: 1977
It's a world class event attracting the very best competitive pilots from across the United States and the world.
Considered by many of the pilots that compete at the Great Texas Balloon Race to be the best run event on the circuit, the Great Texas Balloon Race earned Longview the official designation as "The Balloon Capital of Texas" by the Governor of Texas in 1985.
In 2013 Gregg County was proclaimed "The Balloon Race Capital of Texas" by the 83rd Texas Legislature.
Competitive balloon flights are scheduled for the mornings of Friday through Sunday over Longview. Launch and landing sites change each day as they are always determined by wind and the weather.
The Great Texas Balloon Race will be centered at the Longview Convention Complex, 1123 Jaycee Drive.
General Parking areas are on Jaycee Drive.
Handicap and VIP Parking will utilize the 100 Grand Blvd. entrance (credentials required).
There is no charge for parking.
Web Site: http://www.gtbr.net