Get ready, Northwest Arkansas. Big balloons are floating your way.
New hot air balloon festival Soar NWA is slated for August 24 at Fayetteville’s Drake Field. The inaugural event will feature a number of hot air balloons and aeronautic activities and serve as a fundraiser for Open Avenues.
Open Avenues is a regional organization dedicated to providing life and job skills trainings, as well as work opportunities, to people in Northwest Arkansas with disabilities.
The event will offer tethered balloon rides and a “balloon glow,” which will set the Drake Field venue a-glow when the sun goes down. The event will also feature vendors, live music, food trucks,
Tickets cost $5 for children and $10 for adults. Family packs, which include two adult tickets and four children tickets, cost $40. Tickets can be purchased here. To get involved in the inaugural Soar NWA hot air balloon festival, email Maddie Hernandez of Open Avenues at firstname.lastname@example.org.