You can catch some air instead this weekend at the 27th Ascension Hot Air Balloon Festival.
The two-day festival kicks off Friday starting at 4 p.m. and continues Saturday. It’s a return to the Lamar Dixon Expo Center, after last year’s devastating flooding cancelled the 2016 festival.
The family-friendly event includes face painting and a petting zoo, arts and crafts, live music, and carnival rides to go along with tethered balloon rides.
Children eight or younger get in free, otherwise admission is $5. There will be security checks on bags, backpacks, strollers and wagons used to carry lawn chairs. Pets, ice chests, and tents aren’t allowed.