I am lucky enough to have them fly over my house, so there is no need to pay for entrance into the air show. The sound of them alone gives me goosebumps! Not to mention the jaw dropping precision of the flight team.
Another one of my favorite events is the Balloon Illume. About 20+ hot air balloons light up the night in a magical way. It sure does make you feel like a kid again as the crowd yells "Light 'em up!" and on cue, the dark night becomes filled with every color of the rainbow.
Many times throughout the week they launch the hot air balloons. This is another event that I am lucky enough to watch from the comfort of my own front steps. There is just something about hot air balloons that make me smile.
Luckily....it was all worth it. We managed to find the Sugar Bear truck and followed it into a field where we could watch the balloon land. It was such a cool experience.