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2016 Entertainment Schedule

Friday, July 22nd at 9:30pm
Restless Heart


Saturday, July 23rd at 6:30pm
The Darrin Morris Band


Saturday, July 23rd at 9:30pm
Aaron Watson



 
Schedule of Events 
 
Friday, July 22, 2016
6:30am                Great Texas Balloon Race Competition Flight over Longview
6:30am                Special Shapes Inflation in Longview (See below for locations)
4:00pm                Gates Open at East Texas Regional Airport for Great Texas Balloon Race Festival
8:15pm                Special Shapes Spectacular
8:45pm                Great Texas Balloon Race Opening Ceremony
8:50pm                Balloon Glow
9:30pm                Restless Heart
Midnight              Gates Close for the Day
 
Saturday, July 23, 2016
5:45am                 Gates Open at East Texas Regional Airport
6:30am                 Great Texas Balloon Race Competition Flight over East Texas Regional Airport
Ring Toss Competition and other Navigational Tasks for both US Nationals and GTBR competitors.
(Balloons will be launched from at least 2 miles away and fly over the event grounds at ET Regional Airport. Launch site and time will vary depending on weather and wind direction)
11:00am              GTBR Festival Closes for Midday
4:00pm                GTBR Festival Re-Opens for Evening Entertainment
6:30pm                Darrin Morris Band
8:15pm                Special Shapes Spectacular
8:45pm                Opening Ceremony
8:50pm                Balloon Glow
9:30pm                Aaron Watson
Midnight              Gates Close for the Day
 
Sunday, July 24, 2016
5:45am                 Gates Open at East Texas Regional Airport
6:30am                 Great Texas Balloon Race Competition Flight over East Texas Regional Airport
                             Ring Toss Competition and other Navigational Tasks for GTBR competitors.
(Balloons will be launched from at least 2 miles away and fly over the event grounds at ET Regional Airport. Launch site and time will vary depending on weather and wind direction)
 
All times are approximate and schedule may change without notice. All events at the Great Texas Balloon Race are dependent on prevailing weather conditions. All events are subject to weather delays or cancellations. The safety of our pilots, volunteers and spectators is our primary concern.  All competitive flights Tues – Fri will NOT be seen at the East Texas Regional Airport but will take place over the City of Longview and parts of Gregg County.   Each morning the flight launch and targets will be determined based on prevailing winds.No refunds or rainchecks.
 
 

 

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