It's that magical time of year again in Idaho, where the temperatures hover in the triple digits, and some folks are on vacation in much cooler locations. Some folks call them the dogs days of summer; however, it won't be long before it's football season, kids will be going back to school, football season, and the Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic. 

We've been blessed that this summer has given us a welcomed break from the usual heatwave that Idahoans, from farmers to tech workers, endure early. There is good news, which means it's time for a free, fun, week long event that will melt the hearts of every kid and every kid at heart.

This year will be the 32nd Annual Scott Spencer Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic held at Ann Morrison Park. Boise is one of the most popular balloon communities in the country. Over fifty balloons will fly over the Treasure Valley skies from Wednesday, August 30th, to the final flights on Sunday, September 3rd. Attending the Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic is free, thanks to presenting sponsor Cap Ed Credit Union.

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We lost two great champions of the balloon classic, Scott Spencer, the founder, and Larry Gebert, the champion, a few years ago, but their spirit lives with all of us during the festival. The balloon classic is so Boise and Idaho that you and your family must attend this yearly event.

If you're new to Boise, here's a look at some of the featured events.

Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic CapEd Kids Day 2021

The 2021 Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic is underway! On Wednesday morning, pilots inflated their balloons but stayed in Ann Morrison Park to give kids free tethered rides before school!

The second day allows the media to share the views from the skies.

Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic Media Day 2021

On Thursday, September 2 more than 35 beautiful hot air balloons lifted off from Ann Morrison Park for an optional flight on Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic Media Day. These were some of the pictures we captures on the ground and in the air during our ride in Sandia Sunrise II.

The entire community is invited to watch the visually stunning Spirit of Boise Night Glow on Friday night.

30 Dazzling Photos Of What You Missed at the Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic Night Glow 2021

On Friday night, 16 of the pilots flying in this year's Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic inflated their balloons to put on a stunning, uniquely Boise light show! 

Are you looking for a place to watch the balloons from all over Boise?

5 Best Places To Watch Boise's Hot Air Balloons

Yes, they've taken over the city's skyline this week--but where can you get the best look? Check out these top five suggestions.

For more detailed information on this upcoming event, click the link here.

50 Amazing Hot Air Balloons Taking Flight at Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic 2021

A glimpse at the 50 hot air balloons launching at this year's Spirt of Boise Balloon Classic (Sept 1 - Sept 6)

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