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Mississippi Championship Hot Air Balloon FestFestival – Canton, Mississippi

Mississippi Championship Hot Air Balloon FestFestival – Canton, Mississippi

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Mississippi Championship Hot Air Balloon Fest

Where: Canton, Mississippi

When: Thursday June 29, 2023 – Saturday July 1, 2023

The 38th annual Mississippi Championship Hot Air Balloon Festival will be held in Canton, Mississippi from June 29th thru July 1st.

Featuring balloons, a fireworks extravaganza, colorful balloons of all shapes and sizes, entertainment, and lots of fun. Canton’s Independence Day heritage is highlighted by fun family activities that will treat the family to an old-fashioned weekend of togetherness. There is a vast array of competitive events for pilots to test their balloon savvy in pursuit of valuable cash prizes. There is also the ever popular Balloon Glows at sunset to delight children and adults of all ages. Come watch the balloons flicker and dance in the evening twilight.

Mississippi Championship Hot Air Balloon Fest
Mississippi Championship Hot Air Balloon Fest

THURSDAY, JUNE 29, 2023 – HISTORIC COURTHOUSE SQUARE IN CANTON, MS:

6pm-9pm Launch Party on the Historic Courthouse Square in Canton, MS

Enjoy shopping, food & beverage trucks & live music by Doug Hurd & Larry Brewer

Food vendors for Thursday include: Funny Face Foods, Marlo’s Backyard BBQ, Green Ghost Tacos, Boosted Bean Coffee Co., Crunch Time Concessions.

FRIDAY, JUNE 30, 2023:

6am – Competition Flight at the Canton Multipurpose Center; 501 Soldiers Colony Road, Canton, MS

6pm – Northpark; Ridgeland, MS

Come out and show your patriotism! Ridgeland Parks and Recreation will partner with the MS Championship Balloon Fest for a spectacular evening.

·  Over 15 hot air balloons will inflate and light up the evening sky

·  Enjoy good food, fun, and entertainment

·  Fireworks display

·  Kid’s Corner (open from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. /$5.00 wrist band to enter)

·  There is no admission charge for the main event

·  Follow Ridgeland Parks and Recreations for any updates

SATURDAY, JULY 1, 2023 – CANTON MULTIPURPOSE CENTER:

7am – Balloon Chase Bike Ride & Competition Flight ; 501 Soldiers Colony Road, Canton, MS

5pm-9pm – Mississippi’s Championship Hot Air Balloon Festival featuring live music by Travelin’ Jane Band

6:30pm – Balloon Chase Run/Walk & Kids One Mile Fun Run

7:30pm – Balloon Glow

8:00pm – Good Samaritan’s Golf Ball Drop Fundraiser

9:00pm -Fireworks

Food vendors for Saturday include: Funny Face Foods, Crunch Time Concessions, Green Ghost Tacos, Boosted Bean Coffee Co., and Incredible BBQ & Soulfood

SUNDAY, JULY 2, 2023- CANTON MULTIPURPOSE CENTER

6:30am- Pilot Fun Flight at the Canton Multipurpose Center

 

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