Many of us have a bucket list of things we would like to do at some point. For some it may be bungee jumping, for others it may be traveling the world, and for a baseball or football fanatic, it may be something as awesome as visiting the stadium of every single MLB or NFL stadium in the country! In my 20's I crossed an item off my bucket list when I jumped out of an airplane. Not everyone has skydiving on their bucket list but to each his own, right?

Well, one thing on my bucket list that I have never had the pleasure of experiencing is going up in a hot air balloon! I've never even been to a hot air balloon festival but that may change this year. Apparently, this June a hot air balloon festival and National Championship is coming to Texas!

Photo by ActionVance on Unsplash
Photo by ActionVance on Unsplash


According to the Balloon Federation of America (BFA), Longview Texas is hosting the BFA U.S. National Hot Air Balloon Championship Monday, June 12th-Sunday June 18th, 2023.

The Great Texas Balloon Race will also take place from June 16th-18th in Longview. According to TikToker mycurlyadventures, there will be musical entertainment and also kids can enter the event for free.

@mycurlyadventures If you’re looking for a family friendly activity this summer you should check this out! 🎈Longview, Texas is hosting the National Championship (June 12-18) as well as their annual Great Texas Ballon Race (June 16-18)! There will be musical entertainment and children enter for free. 😊 #thingstodointexaswithkids#thingstodointx#thingstodointexas#texasfestival#txfestival#funthingstodointx#texasthingstodowithkids#texasthingstodo#uniquethingstodointexas#uniquethingstodointx#hotairbaloonfestival#texashotairballoon#easttexas#thingstodoineasttx#thingstodoinlongview#longviewtx#mcaeasttx♬ Dj How You Like That - Edo
If a hot air balloon festival happens to be on your bucket list too, this is definitely one event you do not want to miss!

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