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Great Reno Balloon Race

Our Smokey Bear Balloon is taking to the skies as part of the Great Reno Hot Air Balloon Race! Each time the Smokey Bear Balloon appears, it seems to spark the imagination and curiosity of younger generations, and often leads to important questions about Smokey Bear. Older generations familiar with Smokey Bear’s history are challenged to answer these questions and are instantly reminded of wildfire lessons of the past.

No matter where they are seen, Smokey Bear Balloons have touched the hearts of every child and adult as evidenced by tears, cheers, and applause. Smokey will have a birthday acknowledgement in the program that is given to an estimated 140, 000 spectators. There will also be a Smokey Bear Birthday announcement each morning he flies!




  • Address: Rancho San Rafael Park 1595 N Sierra St Reno, 89503 United States