Great Falls Balloon Festival rises to the occasion


LEWISTON — Some people didn’t bother to go to Simard-Payne Memorial Park for Saturday night’s balloon launch because of weather forecasts.

Which were wrong. Way wrong. 

Instead of rain, a rather large crowd watched another successful Great Fall Balloon Festival launch on Saturday night. 

And those who stuck around after the launch, got to see Jewel — the giant hummingbird balloon — lit up in the moonglow. The globe balloon was inflated for the moonglow also.

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Our Great Falls Balloon Festival section has stories, photos, videos and social media coverage of the launches and non-launches.

Live Blog Saturday evening launch