Northpark to Host 'Celebrate America' Balloon Glow

June 25, 2024

Ridgeland Balloon Glow aerial
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Northpark will host the Celebrate America Balloon Glow event, held in collaboration with the Mississippi Championship Balloon Fest, on Friday, June 28. This event is free and open to the public.

As twilight falls, over 15 hot air balloons will inflate and glow against the evening sky, creating a stunning spectacle. Later in the evening, a dazzling fireworks show will light up the night, accompanied by live music from the Temperance Trio. From 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., the Kid’s Zone will feature an array of activities, including bounce houses, slides, games, and more, offered free of charge, courtesy of Dr. Rose from the Pediatric Dental Studio and Dr. Minor from Smile Design Studio Orthodontics.

Attendees can also enjoy live entertainment throughout the evening, featuring performances by DJ Trix, Soundcheck The Band, and headliner Drake Milligan. A variety of delicious food trucks will be available along vendor alley, offering a wide range of treats for everyone to enjoy.

“The Celebrate America Balloon Glow event continues to be a yearly highlight for Northpark,” said Shawn Cochran, General Manager of Northpark. “There's nothing quite like seeing the community come together on a warm summer evening to watch glowing balloons and fireworks.”

For 40 years, Northpark has supported the community. The Celebrate America Balloon Glow exemplifies Northpark’s dedication to enriching community life, offering an exciting summer activity that’s free for families to enjoy.

“Our wonderful community has allowed Northpark to thrive for the past four decades,” said Laura Antoon, Northpark Marketing and Business Development Director. “It brings us such joy to be able to show the community our thanks by hosting exciting events like the Celebrate America Balloon Glow each year.”