2019 Balloon Fiesta

The 48th annual Balloon Fiesta officially starts today, Friday. This is the event pin for this year’s Fiesta…

Almost 1 million people will attend throughout the week and it is without doubt the most photographed event in the whole world.

There are almost 600 balloons, including over 100 special shape balloons. American pilots come from 41 states and what’s amazing is how many foreign pilots come and ship their balloons over. Here are the countries represented this year:

Brazil, Belgium, Great Britain, Russia, Canada, France, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, Colombia, Czech Republic, Kenya, Spain, India, andThailand.

Two of the crowd favorites, Darth Vader and Yoda, come from Belgium.

I’m posting this early on Saturday. If we do get balloons up our way later this morning, I’ll do another post.

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