WRAL Freedom Balloon Feset

    WRAL Freedom Balloon Feset

    May 27, 2016 – May 30, 2016 all-day
    Fleming Loop Park
    503 Fleming Loop Rd
    Fuquay Varina, NC 27526
    Admission to the festival is free! There is a nominal fee for parking and shuttle service to the festival site.
    Sarah Hattman

    The WRAL Freedom Balloon Fest takes flight in Fuquay-Varina on Memorial Day weekend with extra “lift” for its second year. The family friendly festival will feature 35 hot air balloons, more than 20 hours of live music, military equipment and interactive displays, dozens of food vendors, 40,000 square feet of vintage amusement rides, a craft beer and wine garden, and the Merchant, Arts & Crafts Village.

    The festival will officially open at 2 p.m. on Friday, May 27 and run through Memorial Day weekend. There will be an opening ceremony with a dedication of the Field of Flags memorial space. Please join us Memorial Day weekend for an event to honor and celebrate the sacrifice of our military personnel and their families.

    There will be no onsite parking is available at Fleming Loop Park. Shuttles will be available for transportation from off-site parking lots to the event.

    Event time: Friday, May 27, 2¬ – 10:30 p.m.
    Saturday, May 28, 5:30 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
    Sunday, May 29, 5:30 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
    Monday, May 30, 5:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. (noon)

    Event location: Fleming Loop Park
    503 Fleming Loop Road
    Fuquay-Varina, N.C. 27526

    Visit www.wralfreedomballoonfest.com for a complete schedule of events as well as information about parking and shuttle service.

    Amanda MacLaren
    Amanda MacLaren is the executive editor of Durham Magazine. Born in Mesa, Ariz., she grew up in Charlotte and attended UNC-Chapel Hill, majoring in journalism. She’s lived in Durham for five years now. When she’s not at work, you can usually find her with a beer in hand at Fullsteam, Dain’s Place or Bull City Burger or getting takeout from Chubby’s.