The Crown of Maine Balloon Fest 2017 kicked off with the ribbon burning Thursday at the Fairgrounds. Townsquare Media covered it live!

Ribbon Burning Ceremony! Townsquare Media, Presque Isle got this cool video!

The balloons did not launch Thursday evening due to the weather, but we had a really good time with the great peolpe who came out! Thanks to the Central Aroostook Chamber of Commerce for such an awesome time Thursday! Thanks to Wireless Zone of Maine for sponsoring Townsquare Media’s live remote!

We’re broadcasting Friday & Saturday from 5 – 7 p.m. Our Facebook pages have it all - Big Country 96.9Q96.1 & 101.9 The Rock!

There are all kinds of things to do on Friday! Craft & vendors are open from 4-9pm, tickets on sale for tethered balloon rides at 4pm, mass ascension at 5:30pm, tethered balloon rides launch, 6pm, live music from ‘No Pressure’ from 6:30-8:30pm, and the balloon glow at dusk.

Here are some pictures from Thursday night at the Fairgrounds:

Go to the Crown of Maine Balloon Fest to get more info on this year's events. Their Facebook page is updated and has nice posts. Print out the brochure and see what's on the schedule.

Grab a brochure and don’t miss a minute of the Crown of Maine Balloon Fest 2017!