2011 Arizona Balloon Classic . . . Day 2
More than 25 balloon teams are expected to take part in the Arizona Balloon Classic at the inaugural event in 2011. The Gila River Indian Community near Chandler, AZ is providing the wide open spaces. Over the three day festival, thousands of people will enjoy early evening balloon glows, morning balloon launches and landings, plus The Hare and Hound, a traditional hot air ballooning race. As one might expect, there will be more than that going on. Music, food, arts and crafts, a family fun zone, appearances by skydivers and fireworks. A portion of the proceeds from the Arizona Balloon Classic will benefit Phoenix Children’s Hospital and local food banks.