Balloons launch in Raton July 2-4

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The 2016 International Santa Fe Trail Balloon Rally in Raton is Saturday-Monday (July 2-4) at (the former) La Mesa Airfield. Pilot Briefings are at 6:30 a.m. followed by balloon ascensions (weather-permitting). The vent also features music and concessions.

Schedule

Saturday – July 2, La Mesa Airfield

  • 6-9 a.m. Kiwanis Club Pancake Breakfast
  • 6 a.m. Live Radio Remote Broadcast
  • 6-10 a.m. Music provided by DJ Teddy Romero
  • 6:30 a.m. Pilots Briefing/Ascension

Sunday, July 3

  • 6-9 a.m. Kiwanis Club Pancake Breakfast
  • 6-10 a.m. Music provided by DJ Teddy Romero
  • 6:30 a.m. Pilots Briefing/Ascension
  • Dusk – Balloon Glow – La Mesa Airfield (Weather permitting)

Monday, July 4

  • 6-9 a.m. Kiwanis Club Pancake Breakfast
  • 6 a.m. Live Radio Remote Broadcast
  • 6-10 a.m. Music Provided by DJ
  • 6:15 a.m. 4th of July Ceremony
  • 6:30 a.m. Pilots Briefing/Ascension
  • 7-8 a.m. Pilot’s Fly Competition
  • 9:30 a.m. Closing Ceremonies
  • 11:30 a.m. Line up Parade BTU Parking Lot onto Cimarron Ave- Theme “Home of the Free because of the Brave”
  • noon — Parade proceeds north on 1st St. – PILOT PARTICIPATION ENCOURAGED
  • 10 a.m. -6 p.m. – Arts, Crafts, Food, Fun in the Park (Ripley Park)
  • 2-6 p.m. Live Music Bands- Ripley Park
  • Dusk – Fire Works Display 1st Street (An Awesome Display by Raton Fire Dept.)

Brought to You by: Raton Main Street Organization/ Balloon Rally Committee