Road trips, outdoor concerts, pool parties, camping, and all kinds of festivals are the best part of summer for me.
In the small town of Howell, Michigan, that I first lived when I moved to America, there’s an annual hot air balloon festival every June. It’s called the Michigan Challenge Balloonfest. It’s been our family’s go-to festival for years.
Every year, there are more than 50 spectacular balloons that will fill the Southeast Michigan skies with color. The Michigan Challenge is not only a ballooning competition. It’s a weekend filled with excitement, entertainment, and fun.
This annual event attracts more than 100,000 spectators. The colorful balloons aren’t the only attraction. The Michigan Challenge Balloonfest features live entertainment… skydivers, stunt kite demonstrations, a balloon glow, fireworks, an arts festival, and a carnival. Plus, even more, with their Family Fun Tent, and Landing Zone area for kids!
This year, I went there again with my stepdaughter and her fiancé.
We had so much fun capturing some fun shoots.
So, what do you wear to a hot air balloon festival? Of course, a comfy outfit. Since you might be walking, and standing for hours. Can’t forget sitting on the grass for hours, too. 😉 A comfy summer outfit, for me, is jeans and a T-shirt. But, there are more options than a plain white tee and jeans. An outstanding festival outfit is all in the art of details and layering.
Tee: Pick a graphic tee instead of a plain white tee
Jeans: Pick ripped jeans instead of traditional blue jeans
The final touch will be a low chunky heel. These natural colored booties I’m wearing elongate my legs. A lace trench coat adds a feminine touch, and it will keep you warm from the cool evening air. Don’t forget a pair of cool sunglasses to make you look like a rock star!
Leave a comment, to share your pick of the must-have pieces for a hot air balloon festival!
You can read all my What To Wear series including what I have worn when I traveled around the world and for special occasions. Hope those posts will be helpful for you! 🙂
Photo credit: Grace Liang/@campinggirlash
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