The Great Reno Balloon Race kicked off on Friday. Watch these giant balloons ascend over Reno in this one-minute timelapse. Reno Gazette Journal
You still might see some hot-air balloons float over Reno in September, despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Great Reno Balloon Race.
The organization is still planning its 39th annual event from Sept. 11 to 13.
Currently, a team has been working remotely and practicing social distancing while planning for the event, organizers said in a news release Thursday.
“The organization is monitoring regulations and protocols from a national, state, county, and city-level and will adjust plans according to the guidelines set forth,” organizers said, adding safety is a top priority.
“With this in mind, we hope to see hot-air balloons in Reno’s skyline this fall.”
The event will feature new balloon shapes, including Kermie, Humpty Dumpty, and Rocket Raccoon.
Organizers also announced VIP parking and Cloud 9 VIP passes—which grants access to a heated tent, a catered breakfast, transportation from parking to the tent, and drinks—for the upcoming event are on sale.
Sponsorship opportunities are also still available.
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