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Balloon Glow 2018 is back, but in a new location

A balloon is inflated at the Freedom Festival Balloon Glow at Brucemore Mansion in Cedar Rapids on Tuesday, June 20, 2017. People gathered on the lawn for the annual event, featuring music, favorite local food stands and balloons. (Rebecca F. Miller/The Gazette)
A balloon is inflated at the Freedom Festival Balloon Glow at Brucemore Mansion in Cedar Rapids on Tuesday, June 20, 2017. People gathered on the lawn for the annual event, featuring music, favorite local food stands and balloons. (Rebecca F. Miller/The Gazette)

CEDAR RAPIDS — The Balloon Glow — canceled last month due to rain — has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 7 from 6 to 9:30 p.m.

The event, which is part of the Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival slate of activities, will be held at the Sinclair Levy — BoTown Entertainment Park. Gates open at 5 p.m.

The Balloon Glow traditionally takes place on the grounds of the historic Brucemore estate. Hot air balloons are inflated, but do not rise into the air, allowing festivalgoers to observe them up close.

Festivities will be free to attend with a Freedom Festival button. Freedom Festival attendees should save their button or one can be purchased at a local Hy-Vee or Casey’s store, or at the event on Aug. 7.

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