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Balloon Fiesta Special Shape Glowdeo canceled due to wind

Balloons inflate for dawn patrol liftoff at Balloon Fiesta Park on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018. (Roberto E. Rosales/Journal)

Update: 7:23 p.m.

Balloon Fiesta officials have decided winds are too strong for tonight’s Special Shape Glowdeo. It has been canceled. Other scheduled events will go on as planned.

“Tonight’s Glowdeo is cancelled. The Laser Light Show will start at 7:20. Team Fastrax will jump at 8:00 and fireworks will start after that,” they wrote in a text release.

10:25 a.m.

The Balloon Fiesta Special Shape Rodeo lifted off into gentle winds Thursday to kick off Kid’s Day at Balloon Fiesta Park.

Officials lifted the green flag shortly after 6:30 a.m., signaling the launch had been cleared for take off. Not long after, hundreds of balloons lifted off the field, many of them special shapes.

The Journal streamed the event live. Take a look at the replay below.

And while you are at it, check out pictures and videos from throughout the week.


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