Positively Rome is hosting a hot air balloon festival on August 13 and 14 at Bellamy Harbor Park in Rome.  The event will feature live bands, cold beer, and lots of tasty food.

More summer fun is on the way, and the Mohawk Valley sky will be filled with lots of color later this summer when the hot air balloon festival takes flight.

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According to WKTV:

The festival will run on Saturday from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., with the hot air balloons scheduled to lift off around 6 p.m.  Sunday, the festival will run from 6 a.m. – 9 a.m., with balloons lifting off at 7am.

There's also going to be a 2 mile pet walk along the Erie Canal to benefit the Rome Humane Society. "Paws Along the Erie Canal," and the balloon festival are free of charge. If you'd like more information, please email: positivelyrome@gmail.com.

Matt Talks with the Owner of PeterPaul Recreation in Rome