A short drive to Lake Charles to take in some beautiful hot air balloons sounds well worth it to me!

Every now and then, as I'm taking my daughters to school, we'll get lucky and see a hot air balloon. My kids FREAK OUT every time they see one. It's such a spectacle to them, so I'm greatly looking forward to driving down to Lake Charles to show them all the hot air balloons they can handle.

This festival is set to take place from July 19th and 20th, with an internal beer festival and bar-b-q competition on Saturday night. The event is called the Southwest Louisiana Hot Air Balloon Festival and it will be held at the Chennault International Airport.

Everything I can find on the event says that it is totally free for you and the family, but it is the type of event that requires tickets. For all the information, click HERE.