The Wausau Balloon Rally & Glow and Big Bull Falls BBQ Rib Fest kicked off last night at the Wausau Municipal Airport. The weather conditions were just good enough for the balloons to launch.
My family and I went out there last night around 6pm just in time to eat some ribs (or pulled pork in Josh's case) and watch the balloons inflate and lift off. Mia is still a little too young to really enjoy it, but she did wave at some of the more colorful balloons as they took off. It was so cute!
After the launch the balloons landed, packed up again, came back to the airport, unloaded, and inflated again in time for the glow at dusk.
There were about a dozen balloons at the event Thursday night and though the crowd was somewhat small the cheers were loud with each balloon launch.
The lines were long at dinner time at each of the Big Bull Falls BBQ Rib Fest booths. The ribbers from all over are competing for Wausau's people choice award through Saturday. Make sure you vote. There is a table (or large spool to be more specific) with ballot slips set up not far from the end of the lines.
The Wausau Balloon Rally & Glow continues through Sunday morning, while the BBQ Rib Fest wraps up Saturday evening.
In downtown Wausau this weekend you'll find Chalkfest on the 400 block where artists will decorate the sidewalks with chalk and you can enjoy the art until the rain comes and washes it away. There will be sidewalk sales throughout the weekend downtown as well.
It's summer in Wausau which means there's always something fun going on. Just click the picture to see all that's coming up with Wausau Area Events.
Check out the photo album here and check out the video page for cool videos of the balloons inflating and taking off.