One of the most beloved end of summer events is back in Boise! The Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic kicked off at Ann Morrison Park on Wednesday morning and continues all weekend.

Day one of the Spirit of Boise is always one of my favorites.  Why? Because the pilots don't leave the park.  They keep their balloon on tether ropes that allow it to only ascend a few feet in the air, but still gives you a chance to experience what it's like to fly in a hot air balloon. Hundreds of kiddos and their parents came down to the park on CapEd Kids' Day to take advantage of the free tethered rides.

If your kids didn't have a chance to get up close and personal with the balloons on Wednesday morning, they have another opportunity on Friday evening at the famous Night Glow Spectacular! Before the balloons line-up for the epic glow show, the pilots will inflate some of the cool shaped balloons like Speedy and two balloons making their first Spirit of Boise appearance, Buddy Beaver and Baby Kar.  The kids will also be invited onto the balloon field at 7:15 p.m. to take part in the "Happy Dance" around the CapEd Flyer balloon!

So make your plans for Friday evening now and see if you can spot yourself in some photos from CapEd Kids' Day!