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Sat. Sept. 10 Globo Regatta in the soccer field on Revolution

Post by simpsca on Wed Sep 07, 2016 11:24 am

Globo Regatta - hot air balloon festival
Date: Sat, Sep 10, 2016
Official Schedule of Fiestas Patrias Events:

Saturday, Sept. 10 is very fun Globo Regatta, which features hand-made hot air balloons made out of...flammable paper! They will be constructed largely on site by teams engaging in friendly competition, with the balloons ranging from small and simple to large and very complex, and will be continuously launched throughout the show. The fun begins at 3pm at the Ajijic Soccer field on Revolucion. Bring a hat for the heat!

In the previous years, a workshop at Lakeside Presbyterian Church is held in August for a small fee of $30 pesos per person for materials. (Hopefully there will be one this year too.)

About half of the balloons will crash and burn (fortunately, the rainy season provides for damp ground and much lush greenery), providing a great thrill and opportunity for local boys to act asbomberitos - the little fire fighters, as they chase after the burning remnants and bravely help put them out.

Here are some highlight from YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ry4DGIxR6i8

The Globo Regatta is held at the East Side soccer field near El Torito on Revolucion, at 3 PM. Was told there is no entrance fee this year.
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Re: Sat. Sept. 10 Globo Regatta in the soccer field on Revolution

Post by CanuckBob on Wed Sep 07, 2016 11:40 am

One of our favorite annual events!!
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