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RISE Hattiesburg Hot Air Balloon Festival

RISE Hattiesburg Hot Air Balloon Festival
RISE Hattiesburg Hot Air Balloon Festival

Festival Details - "RISE Hattiesburg Hot Air Balloon Festival"...

Start: Friday, August 12, 2022 6:00PM
End: Saturday, August 13, 2022 9:00PM

Inaugural RISE Hattiesburg Hot Air Balloon Festival set for August 12-13 Event Coordinator: Elizabeth Corley, risehattiesburg@gmail.com (601) 818-8864 Executive Director: Catherine Jorns, catherine@risenonprofit.com (601) 297-2026 Media Manager/Graphic Designer: Penny Ross, pennyrossdesigns@gmail.com (601) 616-5162 Hattiesburg, MS (June 6, 2022) RISE is a faith-based, non-profit from Hattiesburg, Mississippi having the inaugural Hot Air Balloon on August 12-13, 2022 as a fundraiser and a community building event with Free Admission for the public. This event will be held at the Forrest County Multi-Purpose Center with a Kid’s Corner, Artist’s Exhibit, Food Trucks, Vendor Booths, Live Entertainment, and much more! Opening ceremonies will be on Friday the 12th with a Balloon Glow, live music, and food trucks! Then on Saturday the 13th, keep your eyes on the skies, as the ballooners will be taking off at dawn to fly around Hattiesburg, weather permitting! During that day, while the balloons are hiding, there will be times for special demonstrations in the field, shows, and another Balloon Glow to end the Festival that night. The vendors will be inside the building along with the Art Exhibit and outside will be a Petting Zoo and Kid’s Corner with rides and games. There is much more information on our website risenonprofit.org with buttons to apply for being a Vendor, Sponsor, or Artist Exhibitor. We have a list of our sponsors and for out-of-state guests who are coming to the Balloon Festival there are hotels listed who are giving great discounts for that Festival weekend. Here is a quick look at the festival schedule: Friday, August 12, 6pm - 9pm: Event open to the public, Balloon Glow, Live Entertainment, and Food Trucks. Saturday, August 13, 6am - 9pm: Event open to the public, Balloons Rising, Tethered Rides, Demonstrations, Kid’s Corner with games, petting zoo, and rides, Vendors/Art Exhibit will be open from 10am - 5/6pm, Live Entertainment throughout the day, and Food Trucks. For more information as it happens, follow us on Instagram, TikTok, and Facebook as well as checking our website for more updates. ### About RISE: The mission of RISE is to Educate, Encourage, and Empower women and men to RISE to self-sufficiency. RISE, formerly known as Pinebelt Christian Women’s Job Corp, began in 2001 and became a 501c3 in 2011. The purpose is to break the cycle of poverty through education, relational empowerment, career skills, and job training. We believe that if we teach career skills and how to become financially stable, we will not only help one person but also their children, family members, and the entire community. RISE is a “hand up” not a “hand out” program. We invest one full year into each participant, which includes free classes they are required to attend to graduate and a mentorship program. At RISE our number one goal is their success. In order to achieve these goals, we partner with fellow nonprofit agencies and rely on our generous and dedicated volunteers. We feel that as a community we can come together, share resources, information, opportunities, and skills to help everyone RISE to success. Through working together, our community can become stronger! #RISEtogether
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Forrest County Multi-Purpose
962 Sullivan Drive
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
United States

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