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The Great Reno Balloon Race

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What is the Great Reno Balloon Race?

Each September around 100 hot air balloons fill the clear desert skies of Reno, Nevada. If you want to see the best of the event, you will need to set your alarm bright and early. The famous Glow Show, where the balloons are lit against the still-dark morning sky takes place around 5am and the main launch happens around 7am.

The Race is a wonderful event for ballooning enthusiasts, photographers, and families – children may particularly enjoy a brief tethered balloon ride! 

Need to Know

Early mornings in the desert can be very cold, so make sure to bring warm clothing – layers are best, so you can shed a layer or two once the sun is up.

Did You Know?

The Great Reno Balloon Race is the world’s largest, free hot-air ballooning event!   

We would like to thank community member Cynthia Muir for her fantastic shot taken at the Great Reno Balloon Race.

You can see more of Cynthia's work and some spectacular quilts here!

06 September 2024


Start Date:
06 September,2024
End Date:
08 September,2024
Event Website:
North America
United States

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