Celebrating its 27th year, a group of volunteers known as the Sonoma County Hot Air Balloon Classic will again launch the festivities and fill the skies of Windsor, California, with color and light! The 2017 Hot Air Balloon Classic is a two-day event at Keiser Park in Windsor that begins early Saturday, June 10th, and continues Sunday, June 11th.
One of the most spectacular sights during the Hot Air Balloon Classic is the Dawn Patrol . These early risers begin their weekend morning before daylight, to launch at 5:00 AM. Dedicated balloon pilots use heat to fill their balloons during the dark morning, making for a breathtaking sight. For those who consider 5:00 AM too early and have not yet risen, many more balloons lift off during the Main Launch at 6:30 AM. While the balloons fly overhead, the park will be host to food, music, and crafts vendors who turn out to serve spectators and enjoy the festivities, which run until approximately 10:00 AM, depending on weather.
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Proceeds from the festival benefit local charitable organizations