41st annual Adirondack Balloon Festival kicks off Thursday

oldest and largest balloon event on the east coast kicks off Thursday night in
the beautiful Adirondack Mountains.

The 41st annual Adirondack
Balloon Festival will include 100 balloons with this year's special shapes — the
elephant and hummingbird.

Opening ceremonies begin
tonight at five at Crandall Park in Glens Falls with 20 balloons taking to the
sky. There will also will a simultaneous balloon launch at the Floyd Bennett
Memorial Airport in Queensbury.

The “Flight of 100
Balloons” will take place Saturday in Queensbury at 6:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. More
than 150,000 people are expected to attend the four day event which wraps up on

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