Second Edition of Hermosillo Hot Air Balloon Festival Promises Bigger and Brighter Experience

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Published by Sebastián Moreno on October 19, 2023

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The picturesque sky of Hermosillo, Sonora,  is set to burst into a riot of colors with the eagerly awaited second edition of the International Balloon Festival, scheduled to kick off this Friday, October 20. This family-friendly extravaganza is not just about mesmerizing visuals but is also expected to leave a significant economic footprint, estimated at around 12 million pesos, according to Mayor Antonio Astiazarán Gutiérrez.

With great enthusiasm, Mayor Gutiérrez stated, “This is yet another testament to the fact that Hermosillo is a city worth savoring. It’s a cheerful, secure, and enjoyable place where we’re going to have a fantastic time.”

One of the festival’s highlights is the opportunity for attendees to experience the thrill of tethered balloon rides, ensuring their safety while they ascend into the heavens. For the more adventurous spirits, free flight experiences are also available. To add to the excitement, a free concert by the popular group Matute is on the schedule.

The State Government’s Secretary of Tourism, Roberto Gradillas Pineda, joined local authorities in unveiling the action-packed agenda of events planned for Saturday and Sunday, October 21 and 22.

Building on the success of the first edition, which featured 10 balloons gracing Hermosillo’s skies, the second edition has expanded to an impressive fleet of 30 balloons. The festival is set to take place at the beautiful Gran Beroa Residencial, situated along the road to Ures.

The person in charge of tourism in Sonora remarked, “We had a very productive and profitable first edition, and we are confident that this second edition will attract even more visitors, shining a bright light on Hermosillo and Sonora.”

In a heartwarming move, the festival will support the winners of the San Pedro El Saucito gastronomic exhibition by offering them free stalls during the two days of the event. Additionally, 50 people with disabilities, along with their companions, will receive complimentary tickets for tethered balloon rides, courtesy of Municipal President Antonio Astiazarán and Patricia Ruibal Zaragoza, President of DIF Hermosillo.

The festival is set to begin on Friday at 7:00 p.m. with the display of a tethered balloon at Plaza Alonso Vidal. On Saturday and Sunday, visitors can revel in the magic of free balloon flights from 6:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at a cost of 1,925 pesos. For those seeking evening adventures, tethered balloon flights will be available after 7:00 p.m., accommodating groups of up to four people at a cost of 750 pesos. Don’t miss this captivating spectacle, set to paint the skies of Hermosillo with vivid colors and bring joy to all who attend.

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