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Alabama Jubilee Hot Air Balloon Classic returns this weekend

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DECATUR, AL (WAFF) -

Memorial Day weekend marks the “unofficial” start to summer. Here in the Tennessee Valley, it always begins with the Alabama Jubilee Hot Air Balloon Classic at Point Mallard Park in Decatur.

The 40th annual Alabama Jubilee will kick off Saturday morning at 6 a.m. with the Morgan County Commission’s Hare and Hound Balloon Race.

Local and national pilots will show off their vessels on the ground and in the air.

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You can even take a ride up in tethered flights from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday.

The Classic runs from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. It will conclude with fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Sunday.

Click here for more information, including the schedule, balloons, and sponsors.

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