Ready to take off? Yes, it’s that time of year again — time for the Flag City BalloonFest. It’s the beloved annual celebration of the skies, as dozens of hot air balloons sail overhead, painting the sky with their vivid colors. Mass balloon flights happen all three days of the festival, but there’s plenty more fun for the whole family — a kids fair with inflatables and games, helicopter and balloon rides, a classic car show, the Up, Up and Away 5K run and plenty of food vendors serving the festival foods you love. You might even win the corn hole tournament, or see a wheelchair race. It’s a perfect way to make some summer memories before school starts.
Friday, August 10-Sunday, August 12. Emory Adams Park, South Blanchard Street. www.flagcityballoonfest.com