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Canon City explores hosting balloon festival

By: News services
February 14, 2014 Updated: February 14, 2014 at 5:52 pm
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photo - The Colorado Balloon Classic. (Gazette file)
The Colorado Balloon Classic. (Gazette file) 

Colorado Springs and Albuquerque already have well-known hot-air balloon festivals.

The Colorado Balloon Classic is a tradition at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs over Labor Day weekend.

The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is held annually in early October.

Now, there may be a spring balloon festival just down the road from the Springs.

Cañon City officials are hoping to host a balloon festival May 24 to 26, according to the Cañon City Daily Record.

"The Albuquerque Balloon Festival did about $91 million net," said Rob Brown, interim executive director of the Fremont Economic Devlopment Corp.  "The Colorado Springs Balloon Classic brings in 50,000 spectators a day.

"We've got our toe in the water here."

The local event would have six hot air balloons, Brown said. If it's a success, a full-fleged festival will be planned for 2015, Brown said.

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