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Around Town: what to expect at this year's Labor Day Lift Off

Posted at 8:59 AM, Aug 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-31 11:04:56-04
Around Town: Labor Day Liftoff

Around Town this weekend, attend a Colorado Spring heritage event. The 43rd annual Labor Day Lift Off takes place from Saturday August 31 to Monday September 2 at Memorial Park. This is the largest hot air balloon event in the state and is expected to have 78 balloons from all across the country. There will be over 60 vendors with food and drink. Admission is free!

New this year are collectible trading cards! Each balloon pilot will be handing out free trading cards, so be sure to snatch them up before they're gone.

Morning events:

Saturday through Monday
5:30 AM Park and Concessions Open
6:30 AM Opening Ceremony
7:00 AM Budweiser/Mimosa Garden Open
7:00 AM Balloon Lift Off

9:00 AM USAFA Wings of Blue Skydive Jumpers
9:30 AM Dunkin’ Donut Eating Championships

8:00 AM Fort Carson 4th Infantry Band, “Mile High”
9:00 AM Flyover Warbirds of the Pikes Peak Regional Air Show

Afternoon events:
Come early to take advantage of happy hour food and beverage!

Saturday and Sunday:
3:30 PM - Park reopens
5 PM - Live concert with Suga Bear & the Showtime Band
7 PM - Balloon Glow
9 PM - Live concert with The Martini Shot
10 PM - Park Closed

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