Friday, February 12, 2016
Giant Balloon Event Cancelled This Year
Organizers Reluctantly Cancel ‘Balloons Over Paradise’ for 2016
IMMOKALEE, Fla. – A combination of reasons has forced organizers of the annual “Balloons Over Paradise” event to reluctantly cancel this year’s hot air balloon festival, which had been scheduled to take place April 2 and 3 at the Seminole Casino Hotel.
“Unfortunately, the water table at the event site is very high due to recent rains and as of now, it is too muddy for spectators,” said Gary Bitner, spokesperson for the Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee, lead organizer of the event. “Nearby construction has also complicated the event planning process for this year.”
2016 would have been the fifth year for what has been an annual event. Organizers expect it to return in 2017.
Video: Past Year Balloon Festival At Immokalee, Fl.