Heads up balloon-glow lovers: The 2017 Vanderbilt Health Franklin Hot Air Balloon Festival takes place Saturday, May 6; tickets are expected to sell quickly. Tickets are available online and will NOT be sold at the gate!  The one-of-a-kind outing makes for a perfect night out for families and friends. An estimated 5,000 people will be in attendance.     General Admission tickets are $15 (kids under 5 are free); VIP tickets for ages 21 and older are $50 (includes all-you-can-eat barbecue, two alcoholic drink tokens, a t-shirt and seating).

Glow Happens Towards End of Event

    The Hot Air Balloon Festival includes craft vendors, live music, food trucks, a beer tent, a Kid Zone, and of course, the balloon glow during the last hour of the event that promises to be spectacular. Balloons will start inflating at about 7:30 p.m.     To learn more about the festival, call 615-977-6786. Westhaven is located at 1001 Westhaven Blvd., Franklin.