Sky High Balloon Festival Begins Tonight

The most beautiful sight on a late summer night is the reflection of the hot air balloons in Robin Lake at Callaway Gardens. The annual Sky High Hot Air Balloon Festival begins with the balloon glow at 8 tonight, though the gates open at 5 p.m.

The Exchange Club of Columbus holds a pancake breakfast at 6 a.m. both days for $5.

Balloon launches are at 7:15 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The launches are dependent on the weather conditions, though. Tethered balloon rides are $10.

Activities, including sand castle building, roving magicians, music and food, are available all day Saturday and Sunday.

Tickets are $13; $6.50 for children, ages 6-12; free for children ages 5 and younger. Tax is additional. Half-price tickets before 9 a.m. and after 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday