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St. Patrick’s Balloon Fest & Glow

March 9, 2019 @ 7:00 am - 11:00 am

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One event on March 9, 2019 at 7:00am

One event on March 9, 2019 at 7:00am

Cost: Free

Watch as color and shapes light the skies above Dublin as a multitude of hot air balloons float in a race to the finish in a celebration of St. Patrick’s Day during the St. Patrick’s Balloon Fest & Glow.

St. Patrick’s Balloon Fest & Glow

Light up your weekend starting on the afternoon of Friday, March 8th as balloons take to the air at Southern Pines Regional Park located at 575 Southern Pines Road. Bask in the beauty of the balloon Glow from sunset at around 6:30 PM. 

The fun takes off again on Saturday, March 9th with a morning launch and possibly a second glow, weather permitting. Snag another chance to float Sunday morning, March 10th.

Up, Up, & Away!

A balloon can only go the same speed and direction as the wind. The pilot must find the altitude which gives him/her the best speed as well as direction towards the finish line. The race becomes a crew event as well, since the balloons are limited to 40 gallons of fuel (propane). Forty gallons is approximately enough fuel to last 4 hours, so the balloons have to land for refueling. If the crew is not there immediately with fresh tanks, valuable time is lost while the pilot and crew try to find each other.

Please Note: The St. Patrick’s Balloon Fest & Glow entirely depends on the weather.  If the weather conditions are too windy or storms are forecast, the take off will be postponed or cancelled until conditions are acceptable. We love our balloonists. Their safety will be our primary concern. 

Admission is free.

Tethered rides may be available at the balloonists discretion.

For more information on Dublin’s St. Patrick’s Event visit http://www.dublinstpatricks.com

 

Details

Date:
March 9, 2019
Times:
7:00 am - 11:00 am
6:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Southern Pines Regional Park
575 Southern Pines Road
Dublin, GA 31021 United States
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478-277-5060
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