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It was a chilly morning Friday Feb. 3, but there was plenty of hot air on the E.P. Rock Elementary School field as multiple hot hair balloons were prepared to launch. The Hudson Hot Air Affair festival runs through Sunday Feb. 5. For continuing coverage and event schedules, click here . RiverTown Multimedia video by Michael Brun
Mayor Rich O'Connor and Julie Fox with the Wisconsin Department of Tourism helped welcome hot air balloon pilots and the media to the start of Hot Air Affair Friday morning, Feb. 3, at Hudson House Grand Hotel. Strong wind above the treeline cast doubt on a morning launch, but reporters — including the Hudson Star Observer’s own Rebecca Mariscal — took flight around 8:30 a.m. from E.P. Rock Elementary School.
The 28th annual Hudson Hot Air Affair runs Feb. 3-5, 2017 in Hudson. Check out the Star Observer's coverage as well as event schedules and highlights here .
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Click here for a full event listing. FRIDAY FEB. 3 | SATURDAY FEB. 4 | SUNDAY FEB. 5 Friday Feb. 3 Torchlight "Gone with the Windz" parade and fireworks display
The 28th annual Hudson Hot Air Affair runs Feb. 3-5, 2017 in Hudson. The balloon rally and winter festival — with the theme "Gone with the Windz" — will feature 30-plus hot air balloons and a full slate of family-friendly activities. Check out the Hudson Star Observer's coverage as well as event schedules and highlights below: