Red River Balloon Rally 2018

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The Red River Balloon Rally is the home of the U.S. National Hot Air Balloon Championship Race. Drawing over 20,000 attendees, this annual hot air balloon smack down is accompanied by live music from a list of regional and nationally acclaimed musicians, food and specialty vendors, children's rides, tethered balloon rides, and a wonderful sight of scores of hot air balloons dotting the southern landscape. To top each of the two night's events off, a spectacular balloon glow is accompanied by a fabulous fireworks display to celebrate the winner of the race and the wonderful class of aviation that is the hot air balloon.

 

*VIP Parking Pass Information: Please print and place VIP Parking Pass on dashboard of vehicle.

 

Items not allowed on LSUS campus for Balloon Rally:
(All items will be searched upon entry and electronic wanding will be utilized for all attendees.)

NO BAGS LARGER THAN 8″ X 10″, NO SMOKING OF ANY KIND (PROPANE IN USE), NO WEAPONS, NO FIREARMS, NO PETS, NO GRILLS OR OPEN FLAMES, NO FIREWORKS, NO DRONES, NO UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES, NO VIDEO TAPING EQUIPMENT, NO GLASS, NO TENTS OF ANY KIND, NO PATIO UMBRELLAS OR OVERSIZED UMBRELLAS, NO OUTSIDE WATER, FOOD OR BEVERAGES, NO ICE CHESTS/COOLERS, NO TAILGATING ANYWHERE ON THE LSUS CAMPUS OR SURROUNDING PARKING AREAS. (See gate supervisor for special requests such as diaper bags and medications in coolers.)

ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES PURCHASED ON FESTIVAL SITE CANNOT LEAVE THE PREMISES.

RE-ENTRY REQUIRES A HAND STAMP UPON EXITING THE PREMISES.  NO RE-ENTRY WITH FOOD OR BEVERAGES.

BLANKETS AND LAWN CHAIRS ARE ALLOWED AS THERE IS NO PUBLIC SEATING AT THE VENUE.  NO UMBRELLA LARGER THAN A STANDARD GOLF UMBRELLA WILL BE ALLOWED IN

  

Disclaimer:


No refunds, exchanges, replacement, or rainchecks for any admission fees for RRBR festival will be issued under any circumstance.

All times are approximate and schedule may change without notice. All events at the US National Hot Air Balloon Competition and at the RRBR are dependent on prevailing weather conditions. All events are subject to weather delays or cancellations. The safety of our pilots, vendors, volunteers and spectators is our primary concern.  All competitive flights will NOT necessarily be seen at the LSUS Festival Site but will take place over the Cities of Shreveport and Bossier City and parts of Bossier and Caddo parishes.   Each morning the flight launch and targets will be determined based on prevailing winds.

In consideration for being able to participate in the Red River Balloon Rally (“Event”), Ticketholder hereby releases the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau (“SBCTB”) and Shreveport-Bossier Sports Commission (“SBSC”), and their respective officers, directors, members, employees and agents (the Released Parties) of and from, and agrees to hold the Released Parties harmless, from, any and all liabilities, strict liability, claims, damages, punitive damages, property damage, actions or causes of action, that I have or may have for or relating to (i) any injury or damage to my person or property suffered or claimed to have been suffered by me, or (ii) my permanent disability or my death,  or (iii) any other loss of any other sort, any of  which arises out of, is related to results from, or is caused in whole or in part by my participation in the Event, , to the fullest extent permitted by law, including but not limited to cancellation of the Event or any activity scheduled for the Event (such as tethered balloon rides) due to weather or the failure of any vendor to satisfactorily provide its goods and/or services for the Event, whether any such harm or loss is the result of the negligence of the Released Parties, or any other person. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL A REFUND, EXCHANGE, REPLACEMENT OR RAINCHECK OF TICKET BE MADE.

Further, Ticketholder acknowledges that participation in the Event may involve certain risks, which risks, include the risk that Ticketholder could sustain injury, permanent disability or death, while participating in the Event.  With full knowledge and assumption of these risks, Ticketholder has voluntarily chosen to participate in the Event. In the event of any such injury, Ticketholder hereby gives consent for emergency medical care and agrees to be financially responsible for any medical treatment resulting from any injury. Further, Ticketholder agrees to indemnify the Released Parties, and volunteers who work at the Event, for all harm, injury or damage that Ticketholder causes to any persons, property or equipment. SBCTB and SBSC may take and use photographs, video, film, and other images of me participating in or observing activities at the Event. I waive the right of privacy, publicity, compensation, copyright or other rights to those images and I consent to SBCTB and SBSC using such images for any purpose.