Sonoma County Hot Air Balloon Classic 2013
Celebrating its 23ed year, a group of volunteers known as the Sonoma County Hot Air Balloon Classic will again launch the festivities and fill the skies of Windsor, California, with color and light! The 2013 Hot Air Balloon Classic is a two-day event at Keiser Park in Windsor that begins early Saturday, June 15, and wraps up Sunday, June 16.
One of the most spectacular sights during the Hot Air Balloon Classic is the Dawn Patrol . These early risers begin their weekend mornings before daylight to launch at 5:00 AM. Dedicated balloon pilots use heat to fill their balloons during the dark morning, making for a breathtaking sight. For those who consider 5:00 AM too early and have not yet risen, many more balloons lift off during the Main Launch at 6:30 AM. While the balloons fly overhead, the park will be host to food, music, and crafts vendors who turn out to serve spectators and enjoy the festivities, which run until 11:00 AM.
Proceeds from the festival benefit the following charitable organizations:
Windsor Education Foundation
Redwood Empire Food Bank
The Sonoma County Hot Air Balloon Classic (SCHABC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to building awareness in and promoting the sport of hot air ballooning, in addition to helping raise money for local charitable organizations.
Keiser Park (View)
700 Windsor River Road
Windsor, CA 95492
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