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October 19-21, 2012
Rosalie Bicentennial Gardens
100 Orleans Ave., Natchez, MS
This event is probably the city's most coveted weekend event, and thousands flock to Natchez to catch a glimpse of the colorful hot air balloons in the skies over the city. After the morning flight has concluded, the gates of the bicentennial gardens at historic Rosalie open to festival goers who tote their lawn chairs and blankets to a good spot for listening to an afternoon of regional music. There are regional food vendors on the grounds and a variety of beverages are available.Hotel rooms for this cherished event fill up rather quickly so book early. The Great Mississippi River Balloon Race is always scheduled on the third weekend in October. Check out the events calendar for more information, or visit their website to see who's headlining this years entertainment.