Friday night took a turn for
the better as winds died down enough for half the balloons to take
to the skies while the other half inflated to give everyone a show.
The airport was packed for the first night of the Lincoln Balloon
Pictures by Mike Fak
Mayor Keith Snyder smiles while Vic Martinek
Heartland Community College has an alumni tent.
For some the August night was chilly enough
for jackets and blankets.
A young man debates going back to mom or
checking out the balloons.
All three brothers got up close to see a
balloon take off.
You have to take the time for a snack or two
Friends and families all enjoying the event is
what the Lincoln Art & Balloon Festival is all about.