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Great Texas Balloon Race

Enjoy a world-class event attracting the very best competitive pilots from across the United States and the world. Considered by many of the pilots that compete at the Great Texas Balloon Race to be the best-run event on the circuit, the Great Texas Balloon Race earned Longview the official designation as "The Balloon Capital of Texas" by the Governor of Texas in 1985. In 2013, Gregg County was proclaimed "The Balloon Race Capital of Texas" by the 83rd Texas Legislature. Visitors at the race can see balloon flights over the city each day, and balloon glows at night entertain crowds with an awesome display of color and excitement. It's one of the most popular things to do at the event as the public is able to get up close and watch how balloons are inflated and operate. There are live concerts on Friday and Saturday nights as well, and Kids Land offers a safe area for children with activities and attractions. Vendors have arts, crafts, and merchandise in booths lined up along an improvised midway. Food vendors are on site, too.


July 26-28


Gregg County Regional Airport LONGVIEW, Texas

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Phone: 903-237-3281


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