The Balloon Glow and Race will be held at New Haven City Park, on September 23-24 2016. On Friday, September 23rd, at 6:30-8:30 p.m. the Balloon Glow will take place. Park Drive will be closed through New Haven Park to accommodate visitors viewing the balloons. Several middle schoolers will be selling Walking Tacos at the Assumption Parish food stand to raise money for a proposed trip to Washington D.C. Other community organizations will be selling drinks and food as well on Friday and Saturday.
On September 24th the parade/festival will start at New Haven Elementary at 1:30 and will go to the New Haven High School. The parade route is left on Miller Street, left on Maiden Lane, left on Maupin Avenue, right on Emmons Street, left on Douglas Street, across Highway 100 to Park Drive.
After the parade/festival is over at 3:00 p.m. the Balloon race will begin at New Haven City Park and will end at 5:00 p.m. All events are free to the public. Pets, coolers, and lawn chairs are welcomed. Should weather force the cancellation of any events, no rain date is scheduled. The sponsors are as listed below:
- Backes & Toelke Agri Products
- Bank of Franklin County
- Citizens Bank
- Edward Jones of New Haven – Jim Stiles
- Kuenzel Valley Winery
- Larry Hanks Paint & Drywall
- Peoples Savings Bank
- Pinckney Bend Distillery
- Re/Max Today
- Robller Vineyard Winery
- Shear Connection Salon & Spa