Mark your calendars! The fourth annual Homecoming Kick-Off Hot Air Balloon Glow is coming back to Quincy University!

Several hot air balloons will light up the night sky on Quincy University’s Friars’ Field on the evening of Thursday, September 20. The event runs from 6:00 until nightfall, so arrive early to see the inflating of the balloons and stay until dark to see them lit up. It is truly a magnificent sight to see. The balloon glow is the official start to Homecoming weekend for the Hawks.

Even better? The whole event is absolutely free! If you have never experienced this you are missing out. Watching the balloons inflate and fly into the night sky and glow is amazing.

Since debuting in 2015, the event has attracted spectators of all ages, and everybody looked to be having a great time. How often can you actually see this many hot air balloons up close?