Neighborhoods and Activities in Baton Rouge


Hot Air Balloon Championships Aug.7-9 Baton Rouge, LA

This is one weekend I look forward to all year long:  when the Pennington hot air balloon championships come to Baton Rouge Louisiana. 

Black Daggers parachute teamThis year there will be other special features:  The Black Daggers parachute Team, the official U.S. Army Special Op Command Parachute Demonstration Team will perform live aerial demonstrations.  After their demonstration, the skies will glow with spectacular fireworks on Friday and Saturday night following the balloon glow.

Pennington Hot Air Balloon Championsip 2009

There will be many other events such as the Balloon Glow in the evenings after sunset where the balloons look  like huge lighted ornaments. 


And returning again this year the BREC's Children's Village will be fun for the entire family.

Harry Moran's Hot Air Balloon Zephyrus

And one of Baton Rouge's own appraisers, Harry Moran will be taking to the skies as usual in his colorful balloon "Zephyrus".  Now Harry flies early every morning in the top competition, so you may miss him if you wait around to find him in the evenings for "balloon glow". 


Come on out this year.  Don't miss the fun!

Comment balloon 1 commentAnn Dail • August 06 2009 07:07PM


We will be in Baton Rouge this weekend.  Thanks for the tip!

Posted by Carol Hanson Sheehy (Prudential Florida Realty) almost 11 years ago