One thing I absolutely love about my job is that I get to see lots of sights, and one that I look forward to every year is seeing the abundance of hot air balloons in the sky during the Crown of Maine Balloon Fest. And the time has come for this year's event!


As a kick off to the Crown of Maine Balloon Fest, there will be a street fair on Main Street in Presque Isle today starting at 4pm, hosted by the Presque Isle Elks. This year's theme will be "A Day at the Beach". Businesses will be offering special beach foods and merchandise at some fantastic prices.

There will be music put on by the Grinn Brothers, which consists of Mel Smith, Frank Grant and Ira Dyer. They will take to the stage on Main Street at 6pm tonight.


There will also be a bunch of fun contests, lots of fun, fantastic food as well as the ever-popular dunking booth!

Starting at 4pm today, Main Street in Presque Isle will be closed to traffic from Academy Street to Blake Street. Main Street will reopen at 10pm.

Help kick of the Crown of Maine Balloon Fest with the street fair! It's sure to be a blast!