The third annual Red River Balloon Rally Festival once again comes to life on the campus of LSU Shreveport July 13 and 14. Each night the event will feature live entertainment, food vendors, retail vendors, tethered balloon rides, a kite flying demonstration, skydiving demonstration and the well-known Kidz Fun Zone, not to mention a fantastic fireworks show brought to you by Pyromania Fireworks. Our special shape balloons this year are out of this world so don’t miss seeing Yoda, Darth Vader, a Pirate Ship, Rocket the Flying Squirrel and Yellow Bird. The main event though is the amazing sight of 30+ hot air balloons all glowing at one time in the night sky! On Saturday and Sunday mornings don’t miss the competition part of the U.S. Hot Air Balloon Championships as 40 balloons attempt to hit a target on the campus of LSUS without ever touching the ground! In addition, you can see the balloons flying in their daily competitions around the community from July 9th-15th. And if you just can’t get enough of those balloons, don’t miss “Balloons over Desoto Festival” on Sunday, July 8th at the C.E. “Rusty” Williams Airport in Mansfield, Louisiana, and “Glow Greenwood” on Thursday, July 12th at Boothill Speedway.
Red River Balloon Rally Pageant Winners
L to R:
FRONT row – Minuature Miss, Alana’s Lowery; Teeny Miss, Maizy Young; Toddler Miss, Journie Belle Carmichael.
CENTER row – Queen II, Breanne Saulsbury holding Baby Miss, Laikley Lowery; Petite Miss, Raylee Jo Stroud.
BACK row – Little Miss, Lydia Enkey; Junior Miss, Madison Willis; Teen Miss, Sarah Prudhomme; Miss, Isabelle Davis; Teen Princess, Kaylan Campbell; Junior Teen, Hannah Beth Herrington; Pre-Teen Princess, Chase Kendrick.
Items not allowed on LSUS campus for Balloon Rally:
(All items will be searched upon entry and electronic wanding will be utilized for all attendees.)
NO BAGS LARGER THAN 8″ X 10″, NO SMOKING OF ANY KIND (PROPANE IN USE), NO WEAPONS, NO FIREARMS, NO PETS, NO GRILLS OR OPEN FLAMES, NO FIREWORKS, NO VIDEO TAPING EQUIPMENT, NO GLASS, NO TENTS OF ANY KIND, NO PATIO UMBRELLAS OR OVERSIZED UMBRELLAS, NO OUTSIDE WATER, FOOD OR BEVERAGES, NO ICE CHESTS/COOLERS, NO DRONES, NO UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES, NO TAILGATING ANYWHERE ON THE LSUS CAMPUS OR SURROUNDING PARKING AREAS. (See gate supervisor for special requests such as diaper bags and medications in coolers.)
ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES PURCHASED ON FESTIVAL SITE 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. NO UMBRELLA LARGER THAN A STANDARD GOLF UMBRELLA WILL BE ALLOWED IN.