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6:00am - 10:00am
Sun, Jul 4 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Lacerne Mall
1200 Mississippi Street, Jackson, MS 39201

Good music, beautiful hot air balloons, and spectacular fireworks will again provide an evening’s entertainment for the entire family at this year’s Celebrate America Balloon Glow. Bigtown Recreation & Parks is proud to present this Independence Day tradition. The annual celebration will take place at the Bigtown Mall’s balloon glow field, with plenty of parking around the mall for the thousands who gather each year.

The Celebrate America Balloon Glow, the opening event of the State Championship Hot Air Balloon Race and Festival in Radioville, provides the opportunity to witness approximately twenty hot air balloons of all colors twinkle and glow in the dusk of a summer evening.

Following the balloon glow, fans will enjoy a performance by legendary singer, The Artist!

Throughout the evening, vendors will be on hand to provide various types of food for attendees, including favorites such as barbecue, corn dogs, chicken-on-a-stick, and funnel cakes. Children’s activities are available throughout the evening at the Bigtown Mall Carnival area. Activities include inflatable obstacle courses, jumps, face painting and other children’s favorites.

Admission to the Celebrate America Balloon Glow, as always, is free. Come join the fun as we celebrate America! Event kicks off at 6:00 p.m. Our opening act will perform at 6:30 p.m. Balloon Glow will begin around 7:45 p.m. The Artist takes the stage at 8:15 p.m. Fireworks close out the night at 9:30 p.m.

Further details may be obtained by contacting the Bigtown Recreation & Parks Department.

Schedule of Activities

6:00 Welcome and Introductions

6:05 Karaoke Contest Winner

6:30 Local talent in Concert

7:45 Balloon Glow

8:15 The Artist in Concert

9:30 Fireworks

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