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FireLake Fireflight Balloon Fest returning to Shawnee for second year

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FireLake Fireflight Balloon Fest returning to Shawnee for second year (Courtesy of FireLake Fireflight Balloon Fest)

The largest balloon festival in the state is coming back to Shawnee.

FireLake Fireflight Balloon Fest will be happening this weekend, Aug. 10 and 11.

The festival will be bigger this year with 30 balloons, dozens of kites, a carnival, petting zoo, live music from some of Oklahoma's favorite artists and food trucks.

The FireLake Fireflight Balloon Fest 5K race will also take place on Saturday, Aug. 11 starting at 7:00 a.m. Runners of all ages are welcome and can register online for the race for $25.

The two-day festival starts on Friday at 4 p.m. at the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Pow Wow Grounds.

Admission is free and open to the public.

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