Get ready to glow: Wake County to host hot air balloon festival in 2015
Posted December 18, 2014
Updated December 19, 2014
Zebulon, N.C. — Look up in awe! A major hot air balloon festival and skills competition is coming to Wake County on Memorial Day weekend.
The WRAL Freedom Balloon Fest launches Friday, May 22, with a balloon "glow" at sunset. The fun continues with balloon rides and races and other family fun through Monday, May 25.
Events will take place in Zebulon, at Bennett Bunn Plantation, and in north Raleigh, at Spring Forest Road Park.
Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane said she's excited to bring the festival to the city.
"It's especially fun that there will be a peace event in Zebulon and Raleigh. We're really looking forward to this," she said. "We've had a lot of success with large festivals. Raleigh really does love the events that have something for everybody."