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WEATHER UPDATE - AS OF 10:30 AM FRIDAY, OUR EVENT IS STILL ON. THE RAIN IS EXPECTED TO MOVE ON, BUT WE ARE ALSO WATCHING THE WINDS. STAY TUNED TO BID'S FACEBOOK PAGE FOR MORE INFO!

Downtown Durango Balloon Glow, Friday October 18, 2019 on the 500 block of Main Ave.

Hot air balloons will light up the sky in Downtown Durango at the balloon glow in the 500 block of Main in front of the Train Depot.

Arrive around 6 pm to see the balloons inflate. The glow starts at approximately 6:30 pm, weather permitting. Visitors will be able to be up close to see the balloon pilots in action. Kids will love seeing all the colorful balloons! The balloons will come down around 7:30, weather permitting. Schedule subject to change.

Make sure you bring your camera. Once you shoot all those great photos, there will be a portable t-shirt factory that can make a t-shirt and more with your favorite photos. There will also be "candlesticks" which are the balloon basket and burners, without the balloon. Pilots will let you get in the basket and pull the burner, it's really cool!

Come earlier or stay after to enjoy dinner at one of the local restaurants near the event: T’s Smokehouse and Grill, East by Southwest, Gazpacho’s New Mexican Restaurant, Nini’s Taqueria, Sizzling Siam, The Palace Restaurant, Cuckoos’, or The Roost. 

The event is weather dependent, so cross your figures for a storm and wind-free evening.

Proudly sponsored by the Durango Business Improvement District

 Click HERE for more information about other balloon events taking place as part of the third annual Animas Valley Balloon Rally, October 18-20, 2019.

Photos provided by Yvonne Lashmett

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