Friday, June 16
The Chautauqua Balloon Glow - 7:00 pm

Chautauqua Balloon Rally

The Chautauqua Balloon Glow takes place on the front lawn of Wytheville Community College. Weather permitting, participants for the weekend's Balloon Rally flights will be inflating their balloons at twilight against the dark of the night's sky. Bring the family (and your camera!) to come see this elegant preview of the weekend's balloon events, starting about dusk.

During the Glow spectators are invited to come onto the field and meet the pilots and their friends. You can also help hold the balloons down (as in becoming ballast) while you chat about the finer points of lighter than air flight.