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Thurston Classic Hot Air Balloon Festival

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Start: June 12, 2013
End: June 16, 2013
Cost: Free

The 25th anniversary of the Thurston Classic hot air balloon festival — named after a Meadville family who was involved with ballooning in the 19th and early 20th centuries — will be held at Robertson Field on the Allegheny College campus. This free festival kicks off with a night glow and continues with races and other events over five days. Thirty pilots and their balloons are already signed up for the festival, which is one of the highlights of the summer months in northwest Pennsylvania.