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Hot Air Jubilee Kicks Off In Jackson

Hot Air Jubilee
Hot Air Jubilee
Posted at 10:07 AM, Jul 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-20 10:07:24-04

The Hot Air Jubilee is taking off in Jackson this weekend.

More than 25 balloonists and thousands of people are expected to head to Ella Sharp Park located at 2800 4th St.

The hot air balloons are the main attraction, but there's plenty of other activities for people to enjoy. There will be a full festival on the ground with 32 crafters and 14 concessioners.

Safe weather permitting, there will also be helicopter rides available for the first time.

There is no admission fee to the event, although parking to the park is $5.

The schedule of events is posted below:

Friday, July 20th 
6:30am Good Morning Jackson Launch (flight info here)
4pm Event Opens - Craft Booths, Concessions, Carnival Open
4-7pm Kids Kingdom
4-5:30pm Entertainment: DJ
4-sunset Helicopter Rides
5:30-6:45pm Entertainment: Act 111
6:30pm Evening Launch (flight info here)
7:30-9:45pm Entertainment: Chris Beard
Dusk - Night Glow

Saturday, July 21
6:30am Morning Launch (flight info here)
10am Craft Booths, Concessions, Carnival Open
12pm Auto Show Registration Begins
12-6pm Kids Kingdom Open
1-5pm Auto Show
2-3 pm Entertainment: Jackson School of the Arts
3-6pm Ella Sharp Museum Open (Admission by donation)
3-4:30pm Entertainment: DJ
3:30-4:30pm Pilot Meet-and-Greet at Launch Field
3:30-3:40 Jackson High School Drumline
5:15-6:45pm Entertainment: The Outsides
6:30pm Evening Balloon Launch (flight info here)
6-9pm Ella Sharp Patio Open
7:15-9pm Entertainment: Third Down
Dusk - Night Glow

Sunday, July 22
6:30am Morning Launch (flight info here)