The parade was also enjoyed by many. Afterwards, children ran around playing at the park or the FBLA inflatables. The inflatables were up at 1:30 and were deflated at 6.
Businesses put stands up to sell food and drinks. The cheerleaders were walking around the park selling bakery items from their stand. The New Haven community gathered together to see the balloons go up. Kate Weiser stated, “I think that it was a great festival for anyone of any age to come, gather, play, to see the beautiful colorful balloons that soars over New Haven.” A few went up first to make sure that weather conditions were just right so that the other balloons go up.
Families joined together to watch the air balloons gently glide into the air, drifting off to wherever they may land. “This year while I was at the festival with friends my dad was at home watching them land in my backyard.” Kate Weiser joked.
Music played the whole time that people were there, the DJ playing hit songs such as: “All About That Bass”, etc. Around 5 o'clock people began to walk over to the field to start airing up the air ballons. Everybody stood there taking pictures and watching balloons go up.
As the sun began to go down around 6:00p.m. and it began to cool, people started to pack up their belongings and head home. -by Zoie Mathis