Race begins Friday, August 30th.
The final touches are being made to the Great Iowa Balloon Race plans this week. "Let Freedom Fly" is the theme for the 2002 event, with over 30 hot air balloons flying Labor Day weekend in Storm Lake.
The Great Iowa Balloon Race begins Friday night, August 30, with a balloon Fun Fly. Weather permitting, people will be able to enjoy an array of hot air balloons floating over the lake.
Then a good old fashion barbeque is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at Buena Vista University with a Balloon Glow to light the skies at dusk. This will be an opportunity to get up close to the balloons, baskets and talk to the pilot and crews.
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