Mark your calendars! The third annual Homecoming Kick-Off Hot Air Balloon Glow is back at Quincy University!

Several hot air balloons will light up the night sky on Quincy University’s Friars’ Field on the evening of Thursday, September 28. The event runs from 6:00 until nightfall, so arrive early to see the inflating of the balloons and stay until dark to see them lit up. It is truly a magnificent sight to see.

Even better? The whole event is absolutely free!

The 2015 and 2016 events attracted spectators of all ages, and everybody looked to be having a great time. How often can you actually see this many hot air balloons up close?

UPDATE: And congratulations to our winners of the balloon rides, Stephen O'Heard and Amber Bailey!