Saturday Events Cancelled
In reverence of the recent tornado disaster and recovery efforts, we are scaling back and shifting the 6th Annual Tailwind Regional Balloon Festival to a benefit / community appreciation event on Friday, May 12th, only. This event is free. Donations will go to the Van Zandt County Tornado Relief Fund 2017, a local fund benefiting local families in need. So, take a break from the stress, donate to a good cause, bring your picnic and lawn chairs to the west side of the First Monday grounds, and enjoy a great night of fun, music and community. There will be a 6:00 p.m. concert by the Brian Grace Band, 8:15 p.m. recognition of first responders, utility and work crews, businesses, service organizations and volunteers, 8:30 p.m. Balloon Glow featuring 13+ balloons (thanks to dedicated balloonists who are still coming at their own expense to give back to this community), followed by a 5K Glow Run at 9:15 p.m. All other activities and Saturday events, including the Half Marathon, have been canceled to relieve local volunteers for recovery efforts. Thank you to our title sponsor RE/MAX Landmark and all the sponsors who support this decision and have generously applied their festival donations to this benefit!