The Annual Balloon Rally & Fourth of July Celebration is a summer festival held in Lexington that features offers hot air balloon rides, fireworks, a parade, antique cars, live music, and food on the grounds of Virginia Military Institute. Photo by Chuck Steenburgh.
July, 2013
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