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The Great DSM Hot Air Balloon Hunt Begins This Weekend

January 19, 2021

GREATER DES MOINES, IA (Jan. 19, 2021) – Greater Des Moines (DSM) residents can find a fun surprise in Downtown DSM during the next two weekends. 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.

Residents are encouraged to come Downtown and discover several hot air balloons glowing throughout the different business and retail districts. The balloons will conveniently be located in close proximity to retailers, restaurants and attractions throughout Downtown to encourage patrons to support local while participating in the balloon hunt, such as by picking up food from local restaurants.

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.

“The Great DSM Hot Air Balloon Hunt is an opportunity to embrace winter by getting out and experiencing a unique event in a safe environment,” said Tiffany Tauscheck, Chief Operations Officer of the Greater Des Moines Partnership. “This is another way you can support local this winter by safely supporting small businesses as part of your Downtown visit.”

Hot air balloonist pilots and volunteers will be wearing masks.

For ideas on local businesses to support while visiting Downtown DSM, visit the #DSMlocal web page and also check out the #DSMlocal Buying Guide.

Learn more about the Great DSM Hot Air Balloon Hunt here.

About the Greater Des Moines Partnership

The Greater Des Moines Partnership is the economic and community development organization that serves Greater Des Moines (DSM), Iowa. Together with 24 Affiliate Chambers of Commerce, more than 6,500 Regional Business Members and more than 365 Investors, The Partnership drives economic growth with one voice, one mission and as one region. Through innovation, strategic planning and global collaboration, The?Partnership grows opportunity, helps create jobs and promotes DSM as the best place to build a business, a career and a future. Learn more at?DSMpartnership.com.