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RED RIVER BALLOON RALLY INFORMATION

 

Red River Balloon Rally July 14-15, 2017 on the LSUS Campus

U.S. Hot Air Balloon Nationals Competition July 11-16, 2017 flying over Shreveport-Bossier

2017 Schedule of Events, Ticket Prices and Information:

VENUE MAP click here (subject to change)

Pricing:

PARKING ON SITE AT LSUS IS $5 PER CAR

ATMS ARE AVAILABLE ON SITE

Ticket Prices In advance:  $10 (ages 6 & over) at all area participating Super 1 Foods & Brookshire's locations from June 20-July 15. Click here for a list of participating locations.  Online at http://sbsportscommission.simpletix.com/SimpleTixExpress/Events/EventSectionDetail.aspx?ShowId=30766&EventTimeId=68566.  Ticket is good for one day admission to either Friday, July 14 or Saturday, July 15.  Price includes admission, concerts and balloon glow. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL A REFUND OF  TICKET BE MADE. NO RAINCHECKS, REPLACEMENTS or EXCHANGES.  SEE FULL DISCLAIMER AT BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE.

Group Tickets: Groups of 10 or more can purchase group tickets for Friday night by contacting John Cordaro at 318-429-0649 or online at http://sbsportscommission.simpletix.com/SimpleTixExpress/Events/EventSectionDetail.aspx?ShowId=30766&EventTimeId=68566.  NO REFUNDS.  SEE FULL DISCLAIMER AT BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE.

Ticket Prices At the door (cash only):  $12 ages 18 and over; $10 ages 6-17; 5 and under Free; $10 Military with ID. Ticket is good for one day admission to either Friday, July 14 or Saturday, July 15.  Price includes admission, concerts and balloon glow. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL A REFUND OF  TICKET BE MADE. SEE FULL DISCLAIMER AT BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE.

Tethered Balloon Rides Presentd by BPCC (Bossier Parish Community College) (cash only): Friday and Saturday from 5 pm to approximately 9 pm as weather permits at LSUS Festival site.  Adults $20; $15 ages 5-12; under 5 are free with paid adult per child. 

metroPCS Balloon Glow - is held each night of the Red River Balloon Rally.  25 hot air balloons will all glow in unison and put on a fantastic show!  The glow kicks off at dark so get there early! 

Pediatric Dental Partners Kid Zone Kids can enjoy all sorts of amusement rides at the Red River Balloon Rally! An unlimited ride band or individual tickets can be purchased at Kid Zone with cash or credit card.

Special shaped balloons this year are Terry Mouse and Tom Cat Sponsored by Caddo Commissioner John E. Atkins.  Click here to get a glimpse and then see them live at the Red River Balloon Rally!

A variety of food vendors and beverage vendors will be on site as well as retail vendors and exhibitor booths.

ITEMS NOT ALLOWED ON LSUS CAMPUS FOR BALLOON RALLY: (All bags will be searched upon entry and electronic wanding will be utilized for all attendees).

NO BAGS LARGER THAN 8" X 10", NO SMOKING OF ANY KIND (PROPANE IN USE), NO WEAPONS, NO PETS, NO GRILLS OR OPEN FLAMES, NO FIREWORKS, NO VIDEO TAPING EQUIPMENT, NO GLASS, NO OUTSIDE WATER, FOOD AND BEVERAGES, NO ICE CHESTS/COOLERS, NO TAILGATING ANYWHERE ON THE LSUS CAMPUS AND SURROUNDING PARKING AREAS. (See gate supervisor for special requests such as diaper bags and medications in coolers.)

ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES PURCHASED ON FESTIVAL SITE CANNOT LEAVE THE PREMISES. 

RE-ENTRY REQUIRES A HAND STAMP UPON EXITING THE PREMISES.  NO RE-ENTRY WITH FOOD OR BEVERAGES.

BLANKETS AND LAWN CHAIRS ARE ALLOWED AS THERE IS NO PUBLIC SEATING AT THE VENUE

Schedule of Events:

Monday, July 10, 2017

6:30 am               US Nationals Practice Flight over Shreveport-Bossier  


Tuesday, July 11, 2017

6:30 am               US Nationals Competition Flight over Shreveport-Bossier  

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

6:30 am               US Nationals Competition Flight over Shreveport-Bossier

Thursday, July 13, 2017

6:30 am               US Nationals Competition Flight over Shreveport-Bossier  

5:00-10:00 pm     Balloons over Desoto Festival and US Nationals competition and

                           glow at the C.E. “Rusty” Williams Airport in Mansfield/Grand Cane

Friday, July 14, 2017

6:30 am               US Nationals Competition Flight over Shreveport-Bossier  
 
4:00 pm               Gates Open for RRBR at LSUS Festival Site

Faith and Family Night presented by

 

5:00 pm               Tether balloons rides and special shapes inflation (weather permitting)

5:10-5:45 pm       Cypress Praise Band

5:50-6:20 pm       Alive by Sunrise performs

6:30-7:10 pm       Freedom Church Band

7:45-8:45 pm       for King & Country (headliner)

8:45 pm               Red River Balloon Rally Opening Ceremony
8:50 pm               Balloon Glow

9:15pm                Fireworks show by Pyromania Fireworks
9:20 pm               for King & Country (second set)

10:30 PM             Gates Close for the Day

 

Saturday, July 15, 2017 (No admission fee for morning event only)
5:45 am               Gates Open at Festival Site at Louisiana State University-Shreveport
6:30 am               US Nationals Competition Flight over Festival Site at LSUS

                           Ring Toss Competition and Other 

                           Navigational Tasks (Balloons will be

                           launched from at least 2 miles away and fly over LSUS Festival

                           event grounds).

10:00 am            RRBR Festival Closes for Midday

4:00pm               RRBR Festival Site Re-Opens at LSUS Festival Site.  Tickets needed for entry

5:00 pm              Tether balloon rides and special shape inflation (weather permitting)

5:30-7:00 pm      Ole Whiskey Revival performs

7:30-8:45 pm      Rodney Atkins (headliner)

8:50pm               Balloon Glow 

9:15pm               Fireworks Show by Pyromania Fireworks
9:30-10:45pm     Ole Whiskey Revivial (second set)

11:00 PM             Gates Close.  RRBR officially ends.

  

Sunday, July 16, 2017 (no admission fee)

5:45 am               Gates Open at Festival Site at Louisiana State University-Shreveport
6:30 am               US Nationals Competition Flight over Festival Site at LSUS

                           Ring Toss Competition and other Navigational Tasks (Balloons will be

                           launched from at least 2 miles away and fly over LSUS Festival

                           event grounds).

 8:45 am              Freedom Church Service

10:00 am             Gates Close

 No refunds, exchanges, replacement, or rainchecks for any admission fees for RRBR festival under any circumstance. 
All times are approximate and schedule may change without notice. All events at the US National Hot Air Balloon Competition and at the RRBR are dependent on prevailing weather conditions. All events are subject to weather delays or cancellations. The safety of our pilots, vendors, volunteers and spectators is our primary concern.  All competitive flights  will NOT necessarily be seen at the LSUS Festival Site but will take place over the Cities of Shreveport and Bossier City and parts of Bossier and Caddo parishes.   Each morning the flight launch and targets will be determined based on prevailing winds. 

In consideration for being able to participate in the Red River Hot Air Balloon Rally (“Event”), Ticketholder hereby releases the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau (“SBCTB”) and Shreveport-Bossier Sports Commission (“SBSC”), their officers, directors, members, employees and agents, and agrees to hold them harmless from any liability for any claim arising out of any injuries and/or damage to his/her property or person, including but not limited to permanent disability or death, or any loss of any other sort arising out of or related to participation in the Event, both known and unknown, to the fullest extent permitted by law, including but not limited to cancellation of the Event or any activity scheduled for the Event (such as tethered balloon rides) due to weather or the failure of any vendor to satisfactorily provide its goods and/or services for the Event, whether any such harm or loss is the result of the negligence of the SBCTB, SBSC, their officers, directors, members, employees and agents, or any other person. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL A REFUND, EXCHANGE, REPLACEMENT OR RAINCHECK OF  TICKET BE MADE.

Further, Ticketholder acknowledges that participation in the Event may involve certain risks, which risks, include the risk that Ticketholder could sustain injury, permanent disability or death, while participating in the Event due to circumstances beyond the control of the SBCTB and the SBSC, their officers, directors, members, employees and agents.  With full knowledge and assumption of these risks, Ticketholder has voluntarily chosen to participate in the Event. In the event of any such injury, Ticketholder hereby gives consent for emergency medical care and agrees to be financially responsible for any medical treatment resulting from any injury. Further, Ticketholder agrees to indemnify the SBTCB and SBSC, their officers, directors, members, employees and agents, and other volunteers, for all harm, injury or damage that Ticketholder causes to any persons, property or equipment. 

 


 
 

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