Rendezvous Weekend Includes a Spectacular Hot Air Balloon Rally in Riverton, WY, July 18-20.

Riverton, WY - You'll find plenty to do during the Rendezvous weekend July 18-20. Start the weekend off with the Friday Night Cruise. Hot cars ... cool bikes! After a parade through downtown Riverton, participants park and stay for a real "street party" with sidewalk booths, food stands, and a variety of special events. This year the Rocky Mountain Rebels are hosting a swap meet at the Car and Bike Show. Buy, sell, and trade collector car and bike parts. More than 200 show stopping entries including cars, motorcycles and trucks!

On Saturday and Sunday you'll need to set your alarm to rise early for the Hot Air Balloon Rally. Witness the bursts of color that hit the sky at dawn when the hot air balloons inflate and lift off! Spectators at the launch site can watch as the balloons drift upwards around them. It's guaranteed to be a fantastic sight you don't want to miss! A breakfast concession stand will be available on site.

Stick around for lunch at the new Redneck BBQ Festival on the CWC south lawn. Here you'll find a carnival-esque atmosphere with games, contests, mobile food vendors as well as a catered BBQ meal with all the fixin's.

On Saturday, cruise the Car and Bike Show from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  There will be trophies, special awards, and plenty of door prizes. A variety of food vendors will also be available throughout the day.

On Saturday night the Balloon Glow will leave you breathless! Hot air balloons are inflated and tethered, creating huge "magic lanterns" floating just above the ground.

Friday, July 18
Media Day Balloon Launch  6 a.m.   CWC Launch Field
Friday Night Cruise   6 p.m.  Starts at K-Mart-Main Street
Celebrity Speaker   7 p.m.-8 p.m. Sundowner Courtyard

Saturday, July 19
Pancake Breakfast   6 a.m.   CWC Launch Field
Balloon Launch   6 a.m.   CWC Launch Field
Tethered Balloon Rides  7 a.m.   CWC Launch Field
Car and Bike Show Swap Meet 8 a.m.-4 p.m. CWC South Lawn
Car and Bike Show   11 a.m.-4 p.m. CWC South Lawn
Redneck BBQ Festival  10 a.m.-4 p.m. CWC South Lawn
Heritage Center Activities  10 a.m.-4 p.m. Heritage Center Museum
Balloon Glow     8 p.m.  CWC Launch Field

Rendezvous Fireworks 10 p.m. Valley View

Sunday, July 20
Breakfast    6 a.m.   CWC Launch Field
Balloon Launch   6 a.m.   CWC Launch Field
Tethered Balloon Rides  7 a.m.   CWC Launch Field  307-856-4801

Related Links: Lander Chamber of CommerceRiverton Chamber of Commerce, Dubois Chamber of CommerceDestination Dubois

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