Hot air balloons to fly over Sikeston

Eyes are looking to the skies in the bootheel tonight at the Sikeston Air Balloon Festival
Published: Jun. 2, 2023 at 11:15 AM CDT|Updated: Jun. 16, 2023 at 10:29 PM CDT
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SIKESTON, Mo. (KFVS) - Hot air balloons will fly over a southeast Missouri city in June.

According to the city, the Sikeston Hot Air Balloon Festival will be June 16-18 at the Sikeston Rodeo Grounds.

The festival opens at 4 p.m. on Friday.

Some of the events over those three days will include tethered balloon rides, balloon flight, balloon glow, live music, food vendors and more.

It costs $10 per vehicle for a weekend pass.

Tethered balloon rides are $15. There is no age or weight limit.

The event is cash only and no outside food or drink will be allowed.

Those attending are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, picnic blankets and sunscreen.

The festival wraps up at 6 a.m. on Sunday when the balloons float off to their next destination.

For more on the schedule of events at the festival, click here.

Sikeston Hot Air Balloon Festival Chairperson Hali Kaminsky shares what you can expect when head out to this weekend's event on the Sikeston Rodeo Grounds.