The Great Reno Balloon Race
A balloon rises from Rancho San Rafael Regional Park, just a few miles north of downtown Reno, Nevada, during the Great Reno Balloon Race Preview Day Launch on Thursday, September 7, 2017. The event officially begins tomorrow, September 8, and runs through Sunday, September 10. Approximately 100 balloons will be competing in the event.
The Great Reno Balloon Race is the largest free hot-air ballooning event in the world. An average of 120,000 spectators attend the event each year.