Remember last year when we watched the balloon festival from a distance? We actually went to the airport to see them this year!
It was incredibly cool. They do a mass inflation and assentation right around sunset.
So fun to see all the balloons come to life.
But that’s not all there was, though. There were lots of booths of vendors doing and giving away neat things. Like, Snapple. There was a chalk artist doing a festival mural. It poured about a half hour after I snapped this and washed away. So sad! I can’t imagine working in such a temporary medium!
There were a lot of food companies there giving away samples. The Sweedish Fish truck was my favorite. It says, “This truck contains Sweedish Fish. Please eat them.” We did. We ended up with so much candy it looks like we were trick-or-treating.
We got some food and then headed to a tent because it was starting to drizzle. Perfect timing because it started pouring a few minutes later. Luckily, things cleared up quickly and the balloons could fly.
Aside from the regular balloons, they had a bunch of fun-shaped ones. There was an astronaut balloon. They played Rocket Man as it went up.
It was the 30th year of the festival so they had a cake balloon. It was gigantic.
And my personal favorite, the dinosaur!
It was a really fun afternoon.