Winds ground balloons at first, but bands bring the tunes and the Kanab festival goes on

ST. GEORGE — Weather conditions for the weekend’s “Balloons and Tunes” in Kanab were such that balloonists were not able to get their balloons off the ground Friday, but Saturday proved to be a jewel of a day for the pilots and spectators.

See video top of this story.

Hot air balloons take to the air above Kanab, Utah. Feb. 17, 2018 | Photo courtesy of Jill Williams, St. George News

The weekend was very busy for the community in Kane County, with numerous large trailers and trucks carrying hot air balloons.

A portion of North Main Street was closed off just north of Center Street for the festivities, which continue through Sunday, including live music, a battle of the bands and a street festival. Saturday’s festivities include a nighttime wishing lantern launch, weather permitting.

St. George News videographer Sheldon Demke was on hand for the celebration Friday, and filed this video report.

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1 Comment

  • ScanMeister February 17, 2018 at 6:23 pm

    Thanks Ric great report for a great looking adventure.

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