The Great Reno Balloon Race
A hot air balloon pilot reaches for his burner during the Great Reno Balloon Race Preview Day Launch on Thursday, September 7, 2017. Balloons stage at Rancho San Rafael Regional Park just a few miles north of downtown Reno, Nevada, and the three day event officially kicks off on Friday, September 8.
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.