Friday, September 9, 2011

Missed It By This Much...: The Macomb Balloon Rally

We spent Tuesday night in Macomb, Illinois, and Liz said that while she was checking into the Macomb Inn on US-136, that she overheard the desk clerk telling someone that they were full this weekend. Western Illinois University was having both a home football game and Mothers Weekend and there was this big balloon rally going on.

This balloon rally, taking place today and tomorrow,is the 25th annual. A picture of the balloons is featured on the Macomb Area Chamber of Commerce & Downtown Development Corporation's guidebook.

It says the second weekend in September is always the time of the rally which features three balloon launches from Vince Grady Field, live entertainment and the always popular Balloon Glow on Saturday night.

If you've never seen balloons lit up at night, you've missed one impressive sight.

This year the Balloon Rally is September 9th and 10th.

Maybe Next Year. --RoadDog

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