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Annual balloon festival continues through Sunday

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Posted at 1:55 PM, Oct 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-22 17:53:56-04

Southern Hills Hospital's annual balloon festival continues through Sunday in Las Vegas.

The community event features hot air balloon launches in the morning and evening glows, tethered rides, amusement rides and carnival games, a health fair and more.

PHOTOS: 2016 Balloon Festival at Southern Hills Hospital

The purpose of the event is to raise money for high school seniors who wish to continue their education in the healthcare field. The hospital has given more than $60,000 to 15 Nevada high school seniors since 2014. The students received $1,000 each for four years toward their college education.

The festival is presented by Southern Hills Hospital, Vegas Balloon Rides, Greenspun Media, Davis Amusements Cascadia, Silverton Casino Hotel, Findlay Volkswagen and Mix94.1FM.

The balloon festival is free to attend. It is located at 9300 W. Sunset Road near Fort Apache.