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THE RED RIVER BALLOON RALLY IS PRESENTED BY KIRBYKELLYLAW.COM

2016 Schedule of Events, Ticket Prices and Information:

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Pioneer Heritage Center will be open and giving tours on Friday and Saturday from 4 pm-8 pm.  Admission is $5 per person.  A unique step back in history!  Visit: http://www.lsus.edu/offices-and-services/community-outreach/pioneer-heritage-center

Pricing: 

ATMS ARE AVAILABLE ON SITE

In advance:  $8 (ages 6 & over) at all area participating Super 1 Foods & Brookshires locations from June 15-July 16. Click here for a list of participating locations. Ticket is good for one day admission to either Friday, July 15 or Saturday, July 16.  Price includes admission, concerts and balloon glow.

At the door (cash only):  $10 ages 18 and over; $8 ages 6-17; 5 and under Free; $8 Active Military with ID. Ticket is good for one day admission to either Friday, July 15 or Saturday, July 16.  Price includes admission, concerts and balloon glow.

Tether Rides (cash only): Friday and Saturday from 5 pm to approximately 9 pm as weather permits at LSUS Festival site.  Adults $20; $15 ages 5-12; under 5 are free with paid adult per child. Sponsored by CHRISTUS Health & Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

Kids Fun Zone (cash only)  Friday and Saturday at LSUS Festival site. Kids Armbands for all you can ride $18 (single coupons available). Sponsored by Pediatric Dental Partners: Drs. Crawford, Wallace, Backofen & Chidlow

Food vendors and beverage vendors will be on site as well as a variety of craft vendors and exhibitor booths.

Know Before You Go:

ITEMS NOT ALLOWED ON LSUS CAMPUS FOR BALLOON RALLY: NO SMOKING, NO WEAPONS, NO PETS, NO GRILLS, NO FIREWORKS, NO VIDEO TAPING EQUIPMENT, NO GLASS, NO OUTSIDE FOOD AND BEVERAGES, NO ICE CHESTS/COOLERS.  ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES CANNOT LEAVE THE PREMISES.  RE-ENTRY REQUIRES A HAND STAMP UPON EXITING THE PREMISES.  NO RE-ENTRY WITH FOOD OR BEVERAGES.

BLANKETS AND LAWN CHAIRS ARE ALLOWED AS THERE IS NO PUBLIC SEATING AT THE VENUE

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

 6:30 am               US Nationals Practice Flight over Shreveport-Bossier (TBD based on morning weather)

Thursday, July 14, 2016

6:30 am               US Nationals First Competition Flight over Shreveport-Bossier (TBD based on morning weather)

6:00 pm               US Nationals Competition Flight over Shreveport-Bossier (TBD based on evening weather)

 
Friday, July 15, 2016

6:30 am               US Nationals and RRBR Flight over Shreveport-Bossier  
7:00AM                Special Shapes Inflation in Shreveport-Bossier (2 locations TBD)
4:00 pm               Gates Open for RRBR (admission required) at LSUS Festival Site

5:45 pm               Citizen, Christian artist performs

7:15 pm               Phil Wickham, Christian Artist performs

8:15 pm               Special Shapes Spectacular (2 Balloons)
8:30 pm               Red River Balloon Rally Opening Ceremony
8:45 pm               Balloon Glow Sponsored by Glo Airlines

9:15 pm               Fireworks show by Durr's Pyromania
9:30 pm               Rend Collective, Christian Artists perform

11:30 PM             Gates Close for the Day


Saturday, July 16, 2016 (No admission fee for morning event only)

5:45 am               Gates Open at Festival Site at Louisiana State University-Shreveport
6:30 am               US Nationals and RRBC Competition Flight over Festival Site at LSUS
Ring Toss Competition and other Navigational Tasks for both US Nationals and RRBR competitors.
(Balloons will be launched from at least 2 miles away and fly over LSUS Festival event grounds). Launch site and time will vary depending on weather and wind direction)

7:30 am               Sports Spectrum Red River Balloon Rally 5K Run on LSUS Campus. For more information visit https://runsignup.com/Race/LA/Shreveport/RedRiverBalloonRally5k

11:00am              RRBR Festival Closes for Midday
4:00pm                RRBR Festival Re-Opens for Evening Entertainment (Admission Fee) at LSUS Festival Site

7:15 pm               Southern Roots performs
8:15pm                Special Shapes Spectacular (2 Balloons)
8:30pm                Opening Ceremony for RRBR
8:45pm                Balloon Glow Sponsored by Glo Airlines

9:15pm                Fireworks Show by Durr's Pyromania
9:30pm                Thompson Square, Country Artists perform


11:30PM              Gates Close for the Day

  

Sunday, July 17, 2016 (No admission fee)

5:45am                 Gates Open at LSUS Festival Grounds   
6:30am                 US Nationals and RRBR Competition Flight over LSUS Festival Site

Ring Toss Competition and other Navigational Tasks for both US Nationals and RRBR competitors.
(Balloons will be launched from at least 2 miles away and fly over the LSUS Festival event site). Launch site and time will vary depending on weather and wind direction)

11:00am              RRBR Festival Officially closes 

2:00-8:00 pm       Balloons over Desoto Festival and US Nationals Competition Flight at the Mansfield Airport (TBD based on evening weather)

 
Monday, July 18, 2016 

6:30am                 US Nationals Competition Flight over Shreveport-Bossier (TBD based on morning weather)
6:00pm                US Nationals Competition Flight over Shreveport-Bossier (TBD based on evening weather)


Tuesday, July 19, 2016 

6:30am                 US Nationals Competition Flight over Shreveport-Bossier (TBD based on morning weather)

6:00pm                US Nationals Competition Flight over Shreveport-Bossier (TBD based on evening weather)

 

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

6:30am                 US Nationals Final Competition Flight over Shreveport-Bossier (TBD based on morning weather)


All times are approximate and schedule may change without notice. All events at US National Competition and at the RRBR are dependent on prevailing weather conditions. All events are subject to weather delays or cancellations. The safety of our pilots, volunteers and spectators is our primary concern.  All competitive flights Thurs, Fri, Mon, Tues and Wed will NOT necessarily be seen at the LSUS Festival Site but will take place over the Cities of Shreveport and Bossier City and parts of Bossier and Caddo parishes.   Each morning and afternoon the flight launch and targets will be determined based on prevailing winds. No refunds or rainchecks for any admission fees for festival.
 
 

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