Great Texas Balloon Race

June 17 - June 19 — Longview

Swing by Longview for the Great Texas Balloon Race. This crowd favorite festival brings professional hot air balloon pilots to town from all over the world to compete for a cash prize. Previously held at the East Texas Regional Airport, this year the fun moves to the Longview Convention Complex.

Friday night spectators will be wowed by a spectacular balloon glow and concert. Saturday brings balloon sightings all over town while the competition gets under way. You’ll have plenty of time to visit one of our museums or the 26 acre, master-planned Longview Arboretum and Nature Center. Enjoy a meal at one of our award winning Barbecue restaurants, and then head back to a second balloon glow and concert. Sunday brings a half day of balloon fun as the pilots pass overhead for the festival close.

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