Champion pilots, crews, spectators, visitors and balloon enthusiasts are coming to Gering, Scottsbluff, Mitchell, Terrytown and Scotts Bluff County for the Balloon Federation of America 2019 U.S.
National Hot Air Balloon Championship.
Events kick-off with the official Opening Ceremonies & Reverse Parade on Saturday night in downtown Gering. The Reverse Parade will feature pilots and their balloon baskets lining 10th Street in downtown Gering; pilots baskets remain stationary in the center of the street as local-area residents, kids, families and visitors parade-walk around to mingle and mix with pilots in a festive event setting. Pilots will be trading their hot air balloon cards with the
kids; DJ-music from the stage will follow the official signing of the Proclamation.
Sponsors of Nationals and Old West Balloon Fest will set up booths along the event corridor; handing out candy and other tokens to
kids and families. Kids activities and food.
Event is FREE OF CHARGE.
(10th Street will be blocked off between intersections of N & P Streets)