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Sep 3, 2009 4:46 PM by Bea Karnes

Colorado Springs Balloon Classic this weekend

The Colorado Springs Balloon Classic gets underway Saturday morning, kicking off a weekend of breathtaking photo-opportunities of hot air balloons, and sky-diving  and paragliding demonstrations.

From the nighttime balloon glo to Monday morning's mass ascension, Memorial Park is the place for stunning beauty this holiday weekend.

Schedule of Events:

Saturday, September 5, 2009 in Memorial Park
Concessions open to the public
6:00 a.m.
American Medical Response Honor Guard
Showmobile 6:00 a.m.
National Anthem - Andy Hackbarth
Announcer's Stage 6:00 a.m.
Red Herring Productions
Launch Field 6:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Welcome from County Commissioner Jim Bensberg
Announcer's Stage 6:05 a.m.
Enroute Music
Kid's Fun Zone 6:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Pilot & Crew Briefing
(Public is invited)
Announcer's Stage
6:10 a.m.
Inflate Pathfinder Balloon
6:40 a.m.
Hot Air Balloons begin Mass Ascension
7:00 a.m.
Concert - Andy Hackbarth
Showmobile 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Pikes Peak Powered Paragliders Club Flight
Rose Bowl
8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Remote Control Hot Air Balloon Display
Launch Field 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m
Wings of Blue Parachute Demonstration Team
Rose Bowl 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Faith Martial Arts
Kid'z Fun Zone 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Saturday Night, September 5, 2009 in Memorial Park at the Balloon-Glo®
Concessions open to the Public
4:00 p.m.
Pikes Peak Volkswagen Club
Launch Field 4:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Red Herring Productions
Launch Field
4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Remote Control Hot Air Balloon Display
Launch Field 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Faith Martial Arts
Kid's Fun Zone 5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Concert - The Legend Band
Showmobile 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Pikes Peak Powered Paragliders Club Flight
Rose Bowl 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Welcome from Councilmember Jan Martin
Announcer's Stage 7:00 p.m.
Pilot & Crew Briefing
(Public is invited)
Announcer's Stage 7:05 p.m.
Lay out Balloons for Balloon Glo®
7:30 p.m.
Inflate Balloons for Balloon Glo®
8:00 p.m.

Sunday, September 6, 2009 in Memorial Park

Concessions open to the public
6:00 a.m.
American Medical Response
Showmobile 6:00 a.m.
National Anthem - Frank Kafka
Announcer's Stage 6:00 a.m.
Enroute Music
Kid's Fun Zone 6:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Red Herring Productions
Launch Field 6:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Welcome from Vice-Mayor Larry Small
Announcer's Stage 6:05 a.m.
Pilot & Crew Briefing
(Public is invited)
Announcer's Stage 6:10 a.m.
Inflate Pathfinder Balloon
6:40 a.m.
Hot Air Balloons begin Mass Ascension
7:00 a.m.
Concert - One Way
Showmobile 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Pikes Peak Powered Paragliders Club Flight
Rose Bowl 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Remote Control Hot Air Balloon Display
Launch Field 8:00 a.m. -10:00 a.m.
Faith Martial Arts
Kid's Fun Zone 8:30 am. - 9:00 a.m.

Sunday Night, September 6, 2009 in Memorial Park Balloon-Glo®
Concessions open to the Public
4:00 p.m.
Red Herring Productions
Launch Field 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Remote Control Hot Air Balloon Display
Launch Field 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Concert - The Chris Como Band
Showmobile 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Faith Martial Arts
Kid's Fun Zone 5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Pikes Peak Powered Paragliders Club Flight
Rose Bowl 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Welcome from Councilmember Bernie Herpin
Announcer's Stage 7:00 p.m.
Pilot & Crew Briefing
(Public is invited)
Announcer's Stage 7:05 p.m.
Lay out Balloons for Balloon Glo®
7:30 p.m.
Inflate Balloons for Balloon Glo®
8:00 p.m.

Monday, September 7, 2009 in Memorial Park
Concessions open to the public
6:00 a.m.
American Medical Response
Showmobile 6:00 a.m.
National Anthem - Colorado Springs Conservatory
Announcer's Stage 6:00 a.m.
Red Herring Productions
Launch Field 6:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Enroute Music
Kid's Fun Zone 6:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Welcome from Amy Long, VP of Marketing & Membership - CSCVB
Announcer's Stage 6:05 a.m.
Pilot & Crew Briefing
(Public is invited)
Announcer's Stage 6:10 a.m.
Inflate Pathfinder Balloon
6:40 a.m.
Hot Air Balloons begin Mass Ascension
7:00 a.m.
Concert - Colorado Springs Conservatory
Showmobile 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Pikes Peak Powered Paragliders Club Flight
Rose Bowl 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Faith Martial Arts
Kid's Fun Zone 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Remote Control Hot Air Balloon Display
Launch Field 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

 

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