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Tallahassee Balloon Festival set to kick off at North Florida Fairgrounds on Friday

Posted at 6:36 PM, Sep 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-09 18:36:26-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Tallahassee's hot air balloon festival is an event that will give you a view like no other.

This Friday and Saturday, hot air balloons will dot the skies of Tallahassee.

You can even hop in one at the North Florida Fairgrounds where there will also be food, rides, and a laser show.

Organizers say they've had to scale down this year's event because of COVID-19.

"Normally, we'd bring in about 20,000, but here we're gonna try and contain that with pre-sale tickets where you can come and enjoy the show and have enough room to social distance yourself," said Jeremy Kwaterski with the Tallahassee Balloon Festival.

The festivities start at 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Tickets cost $15 for children and $20 for adults and can be purchased online by clicking here.