Hundreds of early-risers in Riverton Saturday had the opportunity to watch 19 hot air balloons inflate, and 18 of them soar over town. One of the Cloud Kisser balloons stayed at the CWC Soccer Field to allow for tethered rides.
Most balloons traveled northeast, with the majority landing near the WalMart/Honor Farm field. Several others took a more direct eastern route and landed in the Holiday Inn field or just off of Smith Road.
A hot air balloon glow is set for Saturday at 8:30 p.m. and is weather permitting. There will also be a fireworks show at roughly 10:00 p.m., with the launching point on Airport Hill.
Sunday morning will wrap up the weekend festivities with one more balloon launch at 6:00 a.m. from the CWC soccer field. As always with balloons, that too is weather permitting.