Polo And Balloon Festival At Gulfstream April 18-20

An event for the entire family is returning to Gulfstream Polo Club (4550 Polo Road, Lake Worth) from Friday, April 18 through Sunday, April 20 at the “Built Ford Tough” Polo and Balloon Festival. Attendees will enjoy a weekend of hot air balloons, polo, music, food, vendors and much more. Admission is a donation to the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund.

Each morning, the hot air balloons will take off from the polo field in a mass ascension. Attendees are invited to walk among the six- and seven-story balloons as they inflate and lift off. On Saturday night, the balloons will return to the field for a balloon glow. All of the balloons will be tethered as they light their burners to create an awe-inspiring light show. Festivities also include polo games each night. A special treat this year is an aviation-themed amusement park with a giant space shuttle slide, climbing walls, a 200-foot-long zip line and much more.

Balloon rides are available for $200 per person. Call (803) 652-1181 to schedule a flight. Tether rides are available for $5 per person. On Friday, April 18, six balloons will offer tether rides after the polo game. Due to the popular demand, There will only be 400 tether rides sold. Tickets go on sale at 5 p.m.

Balloon pilot Tom Warren will be bringing his wheelchair accessible hot air balloon (one of three in the United States) to fly injured Marines and soldiers.

For more info., visit www.poloamerica.com or call (803) 341-3882.