GRAND CANE, LA – Colorful hot air balloons will be flying and landing at the C. E. “Rusty” Williams Airport on Sunday, July 14 from 4 to 10 pm in Grand Cane, Louisiana.  

The excitement of these vibrant hot air balloons is a sight to seefor the entire family. This is a free event sponsored by the DeSoto Parish Police Jury.

Gates open at 4:00 pm with a Carnival, Classic Car Show, and food/craft vendors galore. Get ready to enjoy live entertainment with Erick Willis and Band kicking off at 4:15. The winners of the Car Show will be announced at 6:00 pm, followed by a performance at 6:15 pm by Leon Chavis and the Zydeco Flames.

The Pole Grab with balloons and ring toss will begin at 7:30 pm with the much-anticipated Balloon Glow at 8:30 pm. Plan to stay late and enjoy an excellent fireworks display starting at 9:30 pm to round out a wonderful celebration.

Lifeshare Blood Centers will be on hand for a blood drive, along with food, drink, and craft vendors offering a little something for everyone. Vendor applications can be found online at The vendor registration fee is $35.00 if paid on or before July 12. After that, the fee is $75.00 at the gate.

For more information, visit or go to the DeSoto Parish Tourist Bureau’s Facebook page. Or follow Balloons Over DeSoto on Facebook. For additional information, please contact DPPJ Airport Director Jackie McKinney at 318-871-8900.

Grand Cane is located 30 minutes south of Shreveport on Highway 171. Plenty of free parking and friendly pets are welcome on a leash.  

Come enjoy the day with Balloons Over DeSoto! This free family-friendly event is sure to please all ages.      

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