Town of Frederick News

Posted on: June 19, 2017

Frederick in Flight Flies for Seventh Time

Frederick in Flight

The seventh annual Frederick in Flight will take place Friday June 23, Saturday June 24 and Sunday June 25 with morning hot air balloon lifts, and a Saturday evening Glow Party all happening in Centennial Park (630 8th St.).


Over thirty hot air balloons and parachutists will fill the sky as soon as the sun comes up on Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings at Centennial Park. After the Saturday morning lift, children can enjoy Story Time and a magic show. There will also be tethered hot air balloon rides courtesy of Re/MAX Momentum and a cow drop courtesy of Chick-fil-A. Heavenly Mini Donuts will be on hand to offer coffee and tasty treats for purchase.


The Glow Party beginning at 5 p.m. in Centennial Park will be complete with live music, children’s activities, food and a beer, cider and wine garden managed by the Carbon Valley Chamber of Commerce. When the sun goes down, balloon baskets will ‘candle-stick’ and show off their flames and hot air balloons will glow from the ground. Carbon Valley Relay for Life will be on site hosting a silent auction to benefit the American Cancer Society.


Please be advised all activities are weather permitting.


A special thanks to premium sponsor Frederick Power & Light and all of our balloon sponsors: Anadarko Petroleum, 4Rivers Equipment, ABC Entertainment, Adams Bank & Trust, American Scientific & Environmental Consulting, Argonaut Wine and Liquor, Carbon Valley Academy, Carbon Valley Chamber of Commerce, The Carey Family, Dana Kepner, Denver Post, DeFalco Construction, Energy & Resource Consulting Group, Exponential Engineering Company, FCI Constructors Inc, Fairfield and Woods P.C., Frederick Development Group, J&L Pipeline, Jesse Albanese Productions, Lifetime Windows and Siding/ Lifetime Solar Solutions, McDonald Development, Midas Tri-Town, Oskar Blues B Stiff Soda Pop, Randy & Pam Palme, RNDC, Samson Longmont Law Firm, Stapp Toyota, Sunbelt Rentals, Sunflower Bank, timberLan, T-Mobile, True North Insurance, Waste Connections of Colorado-Denver, Welzig Heating and Air, Wesco Distribution, Zadel Realty and Zak Dirt.


Volunteers are needed to help prepare the hot air balloons for take-off each morning. Work will include light lifting and securing ropes. Volunteers are also needed for the Glow Party on Saturday night for event setup, teardown and activities. For more information, please contact Angela Wilson at awilson@frederickco.gov.


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