Saturday, August 26, 2006

The Great Mississippi River Balloon Race

Congratulations to our own Natchez Hot Air Balloon Race which was voted "Best Annual Event in Mississippi" by readers of Mississippi Magazine in the July/August issue!

This year's event will be held October 20, 21, & 22, 2006. Two balloon flights take place each day, weather permitting. You may see up to 100 hot air balloons take to the skies at the same time!

The entertainment line up headlines New Orleans greats, Irma Thomas and The Dirty Dozen Jazz Band.
Also performing will be the North Mississippi All-Stars, Will Kimbrough, Olu Dara, Brint Anderson Band Featuring Maggie Brown, Patrick Smith, Sextion8, Y. Z. Ealey, Less Than Zero, Lil Poochie & The Bluff City Blues Band

The Great Mississippi River Balloon Race has become a popular tradition here every October, so make your reservations early. You can book online @

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