Festival Of Balloons Offers Rare Sight For New Orleans Families

WICHITA, KS – The Festival of Balloons, which features the world’s biggest and most elaborate displays by international balloon artists, will host its biannual event at the New Orleans Hilton Riverside on Sunday, April 10, 2016, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

         The 2016 Festival of Balloons will feature life-sized balloon cars, balloon superheroes and vivid balloon animation. Stunning balloon characters and entertainers will greet eager attendees as they cross the unique air-filled archway leading to the magical world of balloons. One room will be entirely dedicated to themed balloon art that guests can touch and photograph. Another room will feature enormous balloon sculptures, and a third hall will host live balloon entertainment on stage.

         The Festival of Balloons, which displays the balloon sculptures created during the week-long World Balloon Convention, is the culmination of the international conference where the public is invited to view the mesmerizing balloon art. The Pioneer Balloon Company is the organizer and host of the Festival of Balloons and the World Balloon Convention where hundreds of balloon professionals from countries around the world will gather to showcase the art, entertainment and education relating to the balloon industry. The last Festival of Balloons was held in Denver in 2014, and the exclusive, crafted balloons amazed thousands of Colorado families.  

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         Large balloon sculptures, balloon dresses and other inflated masterpieces will be available for festival attendees to view and photograph, and guests can purchase single inflated balloons. In addition to the amazing balloon creations, the Festival of Balloons will feature captivating balloon entertainers, interactive balloon demonstrations and people draped in balloon costumes. Balloon entertainers will also provide hands-on demonstrations detailing how to twist balloons into fun characters.

         Pioneer Balloon Company reps said their company was founded in 1917, and they are the world's premier manufacturer of latex balloons, with a diversified range of products that includes Microfoil® balloons and Bubble Balloons. Additionally, Pioneer offers innovative product solutions to customers in the advertising, entertaining, decorating and social expressions markets. Headquartered in Wichita, KS, Pioneer has facilities in the United States, Canada, England, Australia, Mexico and Brazil.

         Tickets to the Festival of Balloons are $10 and children 12 and under are free.

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