The 7th Annual Monroe Life Balloon Fiesta will return to East Tennessee at Sequoyah Birthplace Museum. Enjoy Balloon rides, live music, food, arts & crafts, kids zone and much more all while supporting the Boys and Girls Club of Monroe County. The two-day Balloon Fiesta begins on Saturday, August 31st from 4 p.m. – 10 p.m., and runs through Sunday, September 1st, from 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. The finale each night will be a Balloon Glow set to music with all of the colorful hot air balloons beginning at dusk. Before the glow, the hot air balloon pilots will be available for tethered rides, come out to meet the pilots, take pictures and take home a collectible, free trading card from each one. There is even a handicap accessible balloon and a hot air balloon photo opportunity. New this year is the Monroe Life Balloon Fiesta Scavenger Hunt, great for all ages and prizes awarded. It’s going to be exciting fun for all while supporting a very worthy cause, The Boys and Girls Club of Monroe County that recently formed a strategic alliance with Boys and Girls Club of the Ocoee Region. Across the Monroe County units over 300 kids are served daily, in fact, some units have reached capacity. With the club exploring options for serve more kids, the timing could not be better in choosing to partner with Monroe Life Balloon Fiesta Annual Fundraiser.

The Sequoyah Birthplace Museum Amphitheater will kick off the fiesta with Southern Star at 4:00 p.m., followed by Dixie Kingpins at 6:00 p.m. and closing the spectacular live music line up is The Austin Zachary Band at 7:00 p.m.

Looking for a unique experience, join us in the VIP Hospitality Tent for savory fare from Longhorns Steakhouse, reserved parking, premier viewing of the hot air balloon glow, musuem admission, private restrooms, meet & greet with the pilots and so much more. VIP tickets are $125.00 per person.

General Admission is $10.00 with children 4 and under admitted free. Parking for all is free. Visit www.MonroeLifeBalloonFiesta. com for more information, tickets and directions.

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