The Great Texas Balloon Race, competitions involving hot-air balloon pilots, continues through Sunday at East Texas Regional Airport near Longview.
Balloon launch and landing sites are determined by wind and the weather.
Special events that will take place today and Saturday at the airport include the balloon glow, children’s activities area and country music concerts.
Tickets at the gate both days will cost $15. Children 12 and under will be admitted for free.
Today and Saturday
6:30 a.m.: flights over Longview
4 p.m.: gates re-open at airport
8:15 p.m.: Special Shapes Spectacular
8:50 p.m.: Balloon Glow
9:30 p.m.: concert
5:45 a.m.: gates open at airport
6:30 a.m. flights over airport