Gatesway Balloon Festival

Thursday, Sept. 19-Saturday, Sept. 21

The Gateway Foundation in Broken Arrow celebrates 50 years of opening opportunities to people with developmental disabilities with the annual celebration of sky-high wonder. The Gatesway Balloon Festival kicks off at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, at the Gatesway Foundation headquarters at 1217 E. College, in Broken Arrow. Hot air balloons lift off and light up the night’s sky to honor the client’s served by the organization. On Friday, Sept. 20, the fun moves north to Cherokee Casino Will Rogers Downs, 16305 Oklahoma 20, in Claremore with such activities as tethered balloon rides, children’s play area and more beginning at 4 p.m. The festival continues through Saturday with balloon flight competitions, live entertainment and more scheduled. Admission and parking is free. For more, visit www.gatesway.org.