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Natural Awakenings Sarasota / Manatee / Charlotte

Cosmic Center to Host Halloween Psychic Faire

Sep 28, 2014 07:08PM

Sponsored by Lakewood Ranch, on its lush Premier Sports Campus, this three-day event is a perfect place for fun-lovers of all ages to view (and ride in) brightly-hued, magical hot air giants.

     A great attraction for the whole family, the days are filled with various activities, and the early evening hours feature the beauty of the Balloon Glow, a stunning show with special colored lighting effects to choreographed music. 
     During the day,  the green fields of the Premier Sports Campus at Lakewood Ranch will host kid’s games and activities such as face painting, a Bounce House and other diversions, including a Saturday morning Kids’ Dash, held in conjunction with a 5K Fun Run and Walk. Adults can stroll among the offerings of local crafts people and enjoy varied fare and beverages, as provided by Suncoast Food Trucks and area restaurants or get a close-up view of the magical giant Hot Air Balloons. Even take a balloon ride!
     Three special events, benefiting local non-profit organizations, add to the appeal of the Festival: the Food Bank of Manatee County, the Humane Society of Manatee and the Manatee Education Foundation. All will include musical and dance entertainment co-hosted by the Sarasota International Dance Festival and the Del Couch Music Education Foundation. 
     Hours of the Festival on October 3 are from 4 to 8 p.m., on October 4 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. (with the 5 K Fun Run and Walk and Kid’s Dash starting at 8 a.m., registration at 7 a.m.).  On October 5, the Festival is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 

Location: Premier Sports Campus, 5895 Post Blvd., Lakewood Ranch. For more information, or to make reservations for the special dinners or the Sunday brunch, refer to the website, FloridaBalloonFestival.com, or call 800-661-0823.

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