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Things To Do Huntsville: Alabama Jubilee Hot Air Balloon Classic 2014

By: Huntsville Real Estate Expert Mike Manosky On May 19, 2014

Alabama-Jubilee-Hot-Air-BalloonThe annual Alabama Jubilee Hot Air Balloon Classic is one of the most beloved local events, and one of the best-kept secrets, in Alabama.

Every Memorial Day weekend, hundreds of hot air balloon enthusiasts come to Point Mallard Park to see and participate in the events surrounding the largest hot air balloon festival in the state.

The celebration kicks off early on the morning of Saturday, May 24, 2014 (6:30 am) with the Hound and Hare Race, followed by more attractions throughout the day and into Sunday, May 25.

Those who drag themselves out of bed early enough can see the breathtaking sight of nearly 60 vibrantly colorful balloons inflate and begin to rise slowly over the trees – definitely a must-see.

The balloons go wherever the wind blows, and that is part of the excitement – you never know where they will land.

For those not able to make it early in the morning, there are more balloon events throughout the weekend, including a balloon glow, tethered rides, and a key-grab race on Sunday morning.

There is also live music throughout the weekend, arts and crafts, a tractor show, antique cars, fireworks, and more.

Admission to the Jubilee is free. Shuttle service is available from Wolverine Park and GE (Point Mallard Drive) for a small fee.

To see more information and a full schedule of events, visit the Jubilee website.

Dates and Times:

Saturday, May 24, 2014, 6:30 am – 10:00 pm
Sunday, May 25, 2014, 6:30 am – 10:00 pm
Location: Point Mallard Park
Cost: FREE

Compliments of Mike Manosky, Huntsville Alabama Realtor.

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