Hudson Hot Air Affair - 24th Annual Hot Air Balloon Festival

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 BALLOONING EDUCATION PROGRAM. Classroom  programs on hot air ballooning and Majestic Flyway in Hudson and area schools.  Programs coordinated by Hot Air Affair Committee, pilots, Viking Electronics and  The UPS Store-Hudson.

10:00  am: MAJESTIC FLYWAY SUPER SALE AND BUTTON INSTANT PRIZES    at  Hudson businesses. Winter clearance sales and special events. Check your Hot  Air Affair button number against numbers posted in participating stores Feb. 1-3  and you could be an instant winner! Pick up your button at the Hudson Area  Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau office or participating businesses. Shop  Elan Clothing, Dilly Dally Gifts, SEASONS on St. Croix Gallery, Grapevine  Interiors “AT HOME”, The Purple Tree, Lavender Thymes, Art Doyle’s Spokes and  Pedals, Knoke’s Chocolates, CocoBello, Abigail Page Antiques, Marnie Marie  Photography, Pangea International Jewelry & Gifts, The Nova, Hudson Flower  Shop, Applebee’s Restaurant, Urban Olive & Vine, Massage Envy-Hudson , Chapter2Books,  Dough Boys Pizza, Digital Garage/Mac Xprts, Joyful Expressions, La Rue Marche, The  Ugly Sister Boutique, FreeStyle Yogurt, Bert’s Coffee Café, The Enchanted  Atelier and Bella Luce Boutique.             

WALKING  ART SHOW  throughout  the Hudson area.  See framed photos of  what flies over Hudson—hot air balloons, eagles, swans and lots more with  feathers.  Photos for sale with proceeds  to feed Hudson’s wintering flock of trumpeter swans.

HOT  AIR AFFAIR GEOCACHING  throughout  the Hudson area. Go to www.geocaching.com for coordinates of winter friendly  geocaches in Hudson and the St. Croix Valley.   NEW geocaches hidden in the immediate Hudson area.

11:00  am:  BOOK SIGNING Chapter2Books,  with wildlife photographer, naturalist and award-winning author Stan Tekiela.  Birding Guides and more. 

7:00  pm: TORCHLIGHT “MAJESTIC FLYWAY” PARADE, FEATURING PRIZES FOR THE BEST OVERALL  PARADE UNIT, THE BEST UNIT BY HOT AIR BALLOONISTS, THE BEST “MAJESTIC FLYWAY”  THEME UNIT AND THE BEST KAZOO MARCHING BAND.Hot  air balloon pilots and crews displaying blasts of fire. Parade participants  line up at 6 pm at Wells Fargo Bank parking lot and parade travels down Second  Street. Prizes in each category. Please call 715-386-8332, 715-386-6217 or  715-381-2050 by noon on February 1 to register. Parade sponsors include Viking  Electronics, St. Croix Self Service Storage, Hudson Bowling Center/Plaza  Lounge, O’Connell Family Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc., Valley  Agencies—Dennis Lee, Culver’s-Hudson, Agave Kitchen, Valley Orthodontics, Oral  Surgery Center, Holiday Stationstores, Winzer Stube, Bob Smith’s Sports Club,  Barker’s Bar & Grill/San Pedro Café, Rock & Tait Exteriors, Applebee’s  Restaurant, Mattress Galaxy and Red Cedar Canyon Assisted Living and Memory  Care.

FIREWORKS DISPLAY , immediately after parade over Lakefront Park and the St. Croix River. Sponsored by Andersen Corporation. Grand finale to downtown festivities.

6:30 pm:  LIVE MUSIC JAZZ at Urban Olive and Vine, 520 Second Street.

8 pm:  CONCERT FEATURING AMERICAN  IDOL FINALIST REED GRIMM, Hudson High School Auditorium, sponsored by Youth Action Hudson.  Grimm and his talented siblings Jennifer and  Trey Grimm perform with proceeds benefiting YAH and Hudson SAFE.  General admission tickets at County Market  and Family Fresh Market and premier seating tickets at YAH office..

9:00 pm: KARAOKE at Plaza Lounge, Plaza 94.

10:00 pm: DANCE at Dick’s Bar & Grill, 111 Walnut Street.             



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