Night-glowing hot air balloons coming to Des Moines

(Des Moines, IA) -- Glowing hot air balloons will be stationed in downtown Des Moines over the next two weekends. The Greater Des Moines Partnership says the balloons will be stationed at different downtown locations, to support local businesses. The Partnership is hoping the promotion will encourage residents to shop, eat, and have fun downtown.

The Great DSM Hot Air Balloon Hunt will take place Friday, Jan. 22 and Saturday, Jan. 23, and again on Friday, Jan. 29 and Saturday, Jan. 30 at various locations Downtown, weather permitting. Glowing hot air balloons will be stationed in different locations throughout Downtown from 6 - 7:30 p.m. each night.

Clues to the exact location of the glowing balloons will be made public on the day of the event as the Great DSM Hot Air Balloon Hunt is weather dependent. Residents can follow @downtownDSMUSA on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for clues on where to find the balloons and to make sure the balloons will be lit based on weather. Once spotted, balloon hunters are encouraged to post photos of the glowing balloons on social media and include #downtownDSM and #DSMlocal.

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