Balloons & Tunes

Balloons & Tunes is a Rockin’ Time

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By Dixie Brunner

Kanab has so many reasons to stay here. While February and March can be cold, it is relatively mild and beautiful in Kanab, and travelers have realized it’s a great time to come and explore our area. It’s less crowded, and you can get a quick seat at restaurants! The trails are less crowded ... and there are no bugs or snakes interfering with your adventures. Kanab Balloons & Tunes Roundup made its debut in 2015, with 20 hot air balloons and a dozen bands. Each year the event grows. This year there were 42 balloons flying over Kanab. Although rain and wind occasionally ground the balloons, the annual Balloons & Tunes is always a big hit, and makes for a perfect weekend event. Great music, food and fun folks charm everyone. Pilots and their balloons come from all over the country. Hot air balloons take off each morning from the former Coral Cliffs Golf Course (weather permitting), and then the activities continue on North Main Street at the Street Fair, as the Battle of the Bands takes place. Bands battle for cash prizes! Hot air balloons line the street on Saturday evening for the Balloon Glow. The balloons inflate and stay on the ground, lighting up against the night sky for spectators to walk among and enjoy the balloons up close and personal. For more information, go to www.balloonsandtunesroundup.com.

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A jack-o-lantern balloon peeks around the K-hill. Photo by Justyne Moore.

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