BOISE – The Spirit of Boise Balloon Basic returns to Boise August 30 via September three, 2017.  For 5 days, balloon pilots and crews from throughout the nation will collect in Boise’s Ann Morrison Park, bringing the thrill and great thing about scorching air balloon flight to Boise’s morning skies.

The occasion begins on Wednesday, August 30 with Youngsters’ Day. Youngsters may have an opportunity to take a brief flight in a tethered balloon and pose for pictures inside a balloon basket. Thursday via Sunday, 30 to 50 balloons will inflate and carry from the park, climate allowing. On Friday, August 31 the Night time Glow Spectacular illuminates Ann Morrison Park starting at nightfall. Admission is free for all occasions. 

Listed here are a number of KTVB employees suggestions on your greatest expertise on the Spirit of Boise Balloon Basic:

  • Parking is restricted in Ann Morrison Park, so plan additional time for parking and strolling.
  • Gown warmly! Temperatures might be chilly at daybreak.
  • Grasses within the park might be dewy within the morning. Put on waterproof footwear to maintain your ft dry and cozy.
  • Convey your personal blankets and chairs for snug seating.
  • Refill your thermos. You possibly can deliver your personal meals and beverage. 
  • Take plenty of pictures! The morning mild and colourful balloons create a photographer’s paradise.
  • Contemplate leaving your pets at house. The crowded circumstances will not be perfect, the noise of the burners might startle them and canine cannot see all the colours anyway.
  • Drone operators: don’t fly unauthorized drones within the park or anyplace close to the balloons. That is extraordinarily harmful and may trigger all balloons to be grounded. Please respect the balloon pilots’ security and funding within the occasion and use solely your hand-held cameras.
  • Keep in mind that balloon pilots can solely fly when climate circumstances are favorable. KTVB Meteorologists Larry Gebert and Jim Duthie will monitor climate every morning and temporary the pilots. Sometimes circumstances aren’t protected for flight and launch have to be canceled. 

KTVB is happy to sponsor the 2017 Spirit of Boise Balloon Basic.


Why is Boise nice for ballooning? Briefly, it is due to a phenomenon referred to as “The Boise Field.”

From the occasion’s organizers:

“The Boise Field”

The “Field” just isn’t distinctive to Boise however is definitely one of many causes Balloonist’s are so keen to go to Boise annually.

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