Balloon Museum hosts 'Star Wars' liftoff
October 10, 2017 09:39 AM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- The official start of Balloon Fiesta is just days away, but kids can get a free sneak peek at some 'Star Wars' favorites ahead of liftoff.
Stormtroopers and rebels will take over the Balloon Museum for a free, family-friendly kickoff, complete with take-home, wearable crafts.
Once the kids are dressed up, they can take a trip to the lawn to check out the Darth Vader and Yoda balloons and see Chewbacca lift off as he pilots a remote-controlled balloon.
BB-8 also makes his first visit to the museum, and the 501ST Legion Dewback Ridge Garrison- a costuming group that promotes charity and service- will host meet-and-greets.
"The wonderful part is the kids just light up," said a Legion member dressed up as an Imperial official. "We're the bad guys doing good, as far as we're concerned."
The free event runs from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday at the Balloon Museum. School groups are invited to attend but are asked to RSVP. All ages are welcome.
Updated: October 10, 2017 09:39 AM
Created: October 05, 2017 08:00 AM
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