Syracuse (WSYR-TV) - The 34th Annual Balloonfest is taking place this weekend at Jamesville Beach Park.
The event started at 4 p.m. on Friday and will continue through the weekend. Thousands are expected to turn out to despite the soggy weather conditions.
About two dozen balloons are scheduled to launch every evening and morning as long as weather permits.
The event also has a great musical lineup featuring Lou Gramm from the band Foreigner performing Friday night, Starship performing Saturday and Eddie Money performing on Sunday.
The schedule for Balloonfest is:
- Friday from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.
- Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
- Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Parking is free and admission is $10 a day or $20 for the weekend.
The event website
says that it attracted 20,000 people last year.