Great Texas Balloon Race

  Great Texas Balloon Race canceled over COVID-19 concerns

Great Texas Balloon Race officials have decided it is in the best interest of Gregg County, our sponsors, vendors, pilots, volunteers, and attendees to cancel the June 19-21st event.

  Great Texas Balloon Race successful even with only one flight

  Winners of the Great Texas Balloon Race announced

  Saturday Balloon flight cancelled, pilots set up for fans

  VIDEO: Friday balloon glow at Great Texas Balloon Race

  WEBXTRA: Friday evening balloon race tour

  WEBXTRA: Saturday Morning balloon race cancelled, evening events should go as planned

Continued Coverage

  East Texas college student among Great Texas Balloon Race pilots

  WATCH: Mr. Z the Zebra prepares for the Great Texas Balloon Race

  COME EARLY, STAY LATE: Large crowds gather for balloon glow at GTBR in Longview

42nd Great Texas Balloon Race begins as pilots compete

  WEBXTRA: Chairman of Great Texas Balloon Race talks about skills behind competition

  Coordinators say volunteers help keep Great Texas Balloon Race in air

  Great Texas Balloon Race introduces ‘Young Guns’

New pilots get their own race at the Great Texas Balloon Race.

  Webxtra: Founder of the Great Texas Balloon Race prepares for liftoff

Preparations are underway with over 50 entries in the Great Texas Balloon Race.

Check out this entertainment lineup for the Great Texas Balloon Race

Texas red dirt musician Koe Wetzel, country musician Gene Watson and other stars are set to take the stage at the Great Texas Balloon Race.

Longtime Great Texas Balloon Race board member retires

An East Texan who has been an important part of the annual Great Texas Balloon race has decided to retire from the race’s board.