The Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic at Ann Morrison Park: Enjoy it to the Fullest

Posted by Hughes Group Blog Team on Saturday, March 12th, 2016 at 12:12pm.

 

 

Ann Morrison Park is a fantastic place. It’s full of fun recreational activities and events. You can go disc golfing at the 20-hole course that sprawls across the park. There are softball fields to enjoy watching a game, or playing one of your own. You can even play cricket, or watch a game. In all, Ann Morrison Park is a beautiful place to spend your day. It’s even pet-friendly, so you can bring your dog along to enjoy the park.

However, there’s event where you’ll want to leave your dog at home. The Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic is an annual event that provides an incredibly unique and exciting experience for people of all ages. It’s a celebration of hot air balloons, and it’s truly stunning to watch. At night, they use the burners to create a light show like no other. And there’s also a mass launch, where you can watch all of the hot air balloons rise into the air as one. It’s an experience where you have to be there to believe it, and you won’t want to miss this incredible event that takes place in Ann Morrison Park.

Watching the Event? Here are Some Tips

In order to make an already awesome event even better, the Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic website lists some tips that will help you enjoy the event to the fullest, and provide the best, and safest, experience for everyone at the event.

· Dress for the cold. While the Idaho weather can get warmer as the day progresses, mornings can still be chilly. It’s better to dress in layers. Start out in warm clothes, and as the weather warms up, you can shed layers. It’s better to have more clothes than you need than to not be prepared. Wear good shoes as well. The grass can be wet with dew in the morning.

· The perfect picture. You’ll want to take pictures. The balloons are too cool to not want to have any pictures to remember the event. Just remember to be polite and considerate. If you want a picture with a hot air balloon or one the pilots, be sure to ask. They’ll love to take a picture with you, but be considerate. And never enter a balloon without the permission of the pilot.

· Think of your four-legged friend. While you are allowed to have dogs at Ann Morrison Park, it’s probably best to leave your four-legged friend at home. The Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic actually requests that you don’t bring any pets to the event. They aren’t doing this to be rude. While there’s the possibility your dog might mark a balloon, the biggest concern is actually for your pet’s safety. The burners create a sound that humans can’t hear, but dogs certainly can. And the sound can actually damage their hearing, and cause them pain.

· Seating. Whether you’ve brought blankets or chairs to sit on, be considerate of where you place them. When the balloons fill with air, they get much bigger. Don’t sit too close. If you are asked to move by the pilot or crew, be polite and honor their request. It’s for your safety, and the safety of the hot air balloon.

Have a Blast, Safely

The point of the Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic is to have fun. So, have fun! Just be mindful, and avoid stepping on the balloons. Also, pay attention to any instructions give over the intercom system. The event staff are trying to keep you safe. Don’t smoke on the field. Hot air balloons use propane, and cigarettes don’t mix well. Or rather, they might mix too well, and that’s the problem.

The Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic is an incredible and fun event, so be sure to take some time to go. You’ll have a blast, and as long as you keep the tips and rules in mind, you’ll be safe and have a great experience. This event is just one of many that make Boise such a unique place to live.

You’ll find plenty of fun opportunities and other recreational activities to enjoy wherever you go in Boise. It’s a city that’s filled with nature while still providing all of the amenities that you expect from a big city. That’s what makes Boise such a great place to live. So go explore. You never know what you might find waiting for you.

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