One of the most anticipated events of balloon race weekend is the U.S. Bank Derby Festival Great Balloon Glow. On Friday, April 25th QRS Recycling fired up our hot air balloon, at the Kentucky Expo Center. This spectacular event truly rivals the race in popularity with more than 50,000 fans in attendance annually!
The U.S. Bank Derby Festival Great Balloon Glow is a companion event to the race, the balloons inflate in their launch position on the field, but do not ascend. As the pilots fire their burners, watch as the balloons glow against the blackness of the night sky, synchronized to a special musical score. It was a one-of-a kind experience!