RE/MAX Skylight Balloon Fest will fill the skies around Selma Oct. 22-24

The balloon fest will feature approximately 17 hot air balloons. (Courtesy photo)
The balloon fest will feature approximately 17 hot air balloons. (Courtesy photo)

The balloon fest will feature approximately 17 hot air balloons. (Courtesy photo)

The skies will be colorful in and around Selma next month when the RE/MAX Skylight Balloon Fest takes flight Oct. 22-24.

The star of the show will be hot air balloons, which will be used for tethered rides Oct. 22-23 of the festival and launch at 8 a.m. Oct. 23-24.

Spectators have free admission to view the balloons, including evening balloon glow events Oct. 22-23.

Live music is provided by the Chris Lopez Band at 6 p.m. Oct. 22 and the Spazmatics at 7 p.m. Oct. 23.

Food trucks, a family fun zone, an exhibition polo match, Cirque Adventure shows and other concerts will be part of the festivities.


The Skyline Balloon Fest will take place at River City Community Church, 16765 Lookout Road, Selma. Approximately 17 balloon are scheduled to launch over the weekend.

The event is $20 for a vehicle with one to five people, $30 for a vehicle with six to eight people and $5 per person with vehicles of nine or more people.

More information is available at www.skylightballoonfest.com.
By Joe Warner
Joe Warner is executive editor of Community Impact Newspaper. He previously served as managing editor for Central Texas and senior editor of the flagship Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto newspaper. He came to Central Texas from Metro Detroit, where he was editor and general manager of several daily and weekly publications. He is the former president of the Michigan Press Association and was on the MPA board of directors for nine years.


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