Balloon Events Calendar
- 2013 BFA U.S. National Hot Air Balloon Championship
Jul 22, 2013 - Jul 28, 2013
Shreveport-Bossier - Shreveport-Bossier
2012-2014. For spectators in East Texas, the BFA U.S. National Hot Air Balloon Championship presented by Curves and the Great Texas Balloon Race will mean more balloons flying overhead for longer than ever before. A total of 70 or more balloons will color the summer skies above Longview for an entire week, beginning on Monday morning and continuing through the following Sunday. Those pilots will be competing for a total prize purse of $60,000 and the opportunity to go on to represent the U.S. in World Champion competition BFA U.S. National Hot Air Balloon Championship.
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, 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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