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Hot air balloons make welcome return to Colorado

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Hot air balloon. Image by dfbphotos / CC BY 2.0

In 2014, to the dismay of many in Colorado Springs, the Colorado Balloon Classic announced it would not be coming back, citing the political situation of the city. The Colorado Balloon Classic was the state’s largest air show and it included mass balloon ascensions and night launches. This year, however, the city received a number of applications for new balloon festivals and air shows, and administrators have announced the Labor Day Balloon Festival. This year’s festival will include live music, a car show, cheerleading squads and, of course, hot air balloons. Read more: 9news.com