The popular Night Glow for the annual Heritage Inn International Balloon Festival in High River on Friday, September 28 was met with mixed reactions on social media, due to a last minute change in venue, traffic and parking difficulties.

Originally planned to take place at the Spitzee School fields, event organizers were forced to make a last minute change, moving the event to the Adams-Mercer land located at the West end of Macleod Trail.

This was after concerns were raised regarding the condition of the schools fields due to moisture from the weather and to prevent damage caused by foot traffic.

Due to weather, the event was also forced to start 45 minutes early, which was a change made on the day it was scheduled.

Poor weather was the theme for this years festival, keeping balloonists out of the sky throughout the weekend.


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