Soaring at Sunset
Join the Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation for a sunset fundraiser featuring tethered hot air balloon rides, live music, food trucks, wine and beer garden, historical demonstrations and fun and games for the whole family!
The first untethered manned hot air balloon flight was performed by Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier and François Laurent d'Arlandes on November 21, 1783, in Paris, France, in a balloon created by the Montgolfier brothers. Inspired by their achievement, an American innkeeper named Peter Carnes—without any knowledge of ballooning, and based only on newspaper descriptions—built his own hot air balloon. On July 19, 1784, he launched his balloon at the Walnut Street Prison in Philadelphia. On Friday, July 19, 2019, we will honor Peter Carnes and his French predecessors with Soaring at Sunset.
Soaring at Sunset will feature a Wine and Beer Garden, Food Trucks, Live Music, an exhibit about the history of hot air ballooning, and demonstrations of silk dyeing and balloon decorating.
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Finding Us: Please use GPS address 3900 North Sandy Flash Drive, Newtown Square, PA 19073. There is plentiful free parking available.
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