Reno Balloon Races

After years of wanting to visit the huge balloon festival in Reno, I decided it was time to check it out for myself. The morning started out at 3:30 as the ballons begin to arrive.

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As the crowds grow and the people arrive, the balloons begin to coordinate and glow together.

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 Sun soon rises and this added an entirely different glow to the balloons

Sun soon rises and this added an entirely different glow to the balloons

 Almost 100 balloons rise at the same time in a very impressive display.

Almost 100 balloons rise at the same time in a very impressive display.

 Around 7:30am the event starts to break up and everyone begins walking back to the parking lot.  This balloon hovered over the lake to give everyone a chance to take photos on the way out of the park.

Around 7:30am the event starts to break up and everyone begins walking back to the parking lot. This balloon hovered over the lake to give everyone a chance to take photos on the way out of the park.