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Casper Balloon Roundup

In what is one of the most stunning — and photogenic — events of the summer, dozens of vibrant hot air balloons float over the city during the Casper Balloon Roundup. What started as a small hot air balloon event with a handful of balloons in 2005 has become a weekend-long festival that attracts balloonists from all around the United States. The festivities include mass launches Friday, Saturday and Sunday morning at 6 a.m. at the Central Wyoming Fairgrounds, which make a sight worth getting up early for. 

Pro tip: after the launch at the fairgrounds, head up Casper Mountain to lookout point or the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center to get a great view of the balloons over the city. 

If 6 a.m. sounds too early for you, don’t worry. The Casper Balloon Roundup isn’t just for early birds. Saturday evening, David Street Station becomes roundup headquarters during Downtown Balloon Fest.  Several balloons and their pilots will be downtown to allow attendees a chance to see the aircraft up close. In addition, David Street Station will have live music, food vendors and a beer garden.

Stay tuned for details about the 2020 Casper Balloon Roundup.

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