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Hot Air Affair: Everything you need to know this weekend

The 28th annual Hudson Hot Air Affair runs Feb. 3-5, 2017 in Hudson. The balloon rally and winter festival — with the theme "Gone with the Windz" — will feature 30-plus hot air balloons and a full slate of family-friendly activities.

Check out the Hudson Star Observer's coverage as well as event schedules and highlights below:

Look back at the weekend's event with an interactive StoryMap.



Balloons are scheduled to launch (weather permitting) from E.P. Rock Elementary School at the following times:

Saturday Feb. 4
•7:30 a.m. morning launch
•3 p.m. afternoon launch
•6:30 p.m. Moon Glow or Field of Fire
Sunday Feb. 5
•7:30 a.m. morning launch