Weather forecasts are favorable so far for the Music City Hot Air Balloon Festival, coming Sunday to the infield of the historic Iroquois Steeplechase just north of Williamson County.

After years without a Hot Air Balloon Festival, the Music City Hot Air Balloon Festival returned last summer to a sold out crowd of more than 8,000 people at nearby Percy Warner Park. Organizers of the event are expecting up to 10,000 people this year.

This year’s event will include 10 hot air balloons doing a beautiful glow at dusk, as the balloons, tethered to the ground, are inflated and illuminated with the propane burners that give them their lift.

There also will be a kids zone, craft vendor booths, beer tent, live music from great local acts, food trucks, VIP tent, and much more.

Organizers say that because of the high level of interest last year, they have worked to improve parking for a better guest experience.

The event runs from 4 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, Sept, 4.

Tickets can be purchased at www.musiccityballoonfestival.com.

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Balloon pilots keep the balloon envelopes inflated and illuminated with the propane burners that give the aircraft their lift. MUSIC CITY HOT AIR BALLOON FESTIVAL PHOTOS
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