Hot Air Balloons Planned to Return for Waterloo Festival


By Liz Blood

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) - Hot air balloons are set to return to Waterloo for an annual community festival.

The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports the balloon rally will again be a part of My Waterloo Days, held from May 30 through June 2.

The balloons previously were a part of the event but had been missing since 2007.

The balloon rally will be held at a downtown location, and balloons will float over the main festival grounds at RiverLoop Expo Plaza and RiverLoop Arts Mall and Amphitheatre.

Doug Carter, the chairman of the festival committee, says plans are for the balloons to lift off on the evening of May 31 and again during the weekend, but weather will be a factor in those flights.

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