CRC Balloon Festival

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 Nov. 11-13, 2016
Hot air balloons return to the skies of Yuma November 11-13, 2016 for the annual Colorado River Crossing Balloon Festival, sponsored by Chretin's Restaurant. The festival features three days of mass ascensions and a balloon glow on Saturday evening at Desert Sun Stadium. The Historic Coronado Motor Hotel will serve as the event's official hotel.
2016 Schedule of Events
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CRC Festival 
 The Colorado River Crossing Hot Air Balloon Festival - presented by the Caballeros de Yuma   - is one of Yuma, AZ's premier annual events. The  festival attracts some of the most colorful and unique balloons from the West and Southwest. Staged over three days in November, with mass ascensions on Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings, the festival uses the Colorado River and the Sonoran Desert as its backdrop. The highlight is the Desert Balloon Glow that takes place on Saturday night at Yuma's Desert Sun Baseball Stadium where tethered balloons fill the baseball field and with their burners firing at full blast, the balloons to glow brightly in the dark desert sky, The entire pageant is set to music. 


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