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Get ready for the Kentucky Derby Festival's balloon events!

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The Kentucky Derby Festival is holding several balloon events in the next few days, including the Great Balloon Glimmer, the Great Balloon Glow, the Great The Kentucky Derby Festival is holding several balloon events in the next few days, including the Great Balloon Glimmer, the Great Balloon Glow, the Great

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Get ready for some hot air balloons, starting Thursday night.

There are five events.

The Great Balloon Glimmer, at which hot air balloons stay on the ground, is set for tonight at 8:30 at the Waterfront.

Earlier in the evening, there will be a competition for balloon crew members to see which team can be the first to pack a balloon.

The Great Balloon Rush Hour Race is set for Friday morning at Bowman Field -- and the popular Great Balloon Glow is set for Friday night at the Kentucky Exposition Center.

The Great Balloon Race, which has been held since 1973, is on Saturday. Twenty-seven balloons will participate.

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