Taitung’s hot air balloon festival to kick off June 29

Radio Taiwan International 
Date: 05 June, 2019
By: Shirley Lin

The hot air balloon festival to kick off end of month

The Taiwan International Balloon Festival will kick off June 29 at the Luye Highland in Taitung County. This year’s theme is “children’s dream park”. In addition to the Tourism Bureau’s mascot Oh Bear, there will be hot air balloons shaped like a range of cartoon characters and animals. As many as 40 hot air balloons from around the world will be there.

There will also be nine light sculpture music shows every weekend to mark the festival’s ninth anniversary. One of them will be the first such show to take place on Green Island, off the coast of Taitung.

On opening day, a group of children from the indigenous Bunun people will perform a dance to kick off the festival. The event ends on August 12.    [FULL  STORY]

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