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2014 Taiwan International Balloon Fiesta to kick off in Taitung
Central News Agency
2014-05-28 11:41 PM
Taipei, May 28 (CNA) The largest and longest-running Taiwan International Balloon Fiesta will kick off Friday at Luye, Taitung County in southeastern Taiwan with various shows and fun activities. This year's balloon festival will open with a Night Glows concert at the Seashore Park, with more scheduled for June 13, June 27, July 11, July 25 and Aug. 10. In addition to gourmet and cultural and creative events, participants will also be able to enjoy bamboo cannon, arrow shooting and handmade textile products at the Taitung local childhood toy area. For the first time, participants will have a chance to "walk-in the balloon" -- to take a close look at the inside of a balloon. Moreover, the Balloon Tethering Ride will be offered every day from 05:30-07:30 a.m. and 05:00-07:00 p.m. This year's balloons feature Darth Vader and other shapes, such as Blue Eyes, Yellow Jacket and Lucky Pants, to make the sky more colorful. (By Tyson Lu and S.C. Chang)/Bear
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