Hot-air balloons fly over Rockbridge County

LEXINGTON, Va. (WDBJ7) In Rockbridge County, no July Fourth would be in complete with out hot air balloons. The festivities started in the morning with a few rides over the countryside.

Over the past 20 years, 'Balloons over Rockbridge' has become Lexington tradition.There are several activities for the entire family to enjoy like the 5K, children's bicycle parade, music, and food trucks. However, the main attraction are the 5-story balloons floating through the sky!

"The fascination of the size, the colors. It is just magnified and just draws you in. It is just fascinating to see the size. I think is the main thing," said Phillis Fortney of Time Hot-Air Balloon.

Organizers say there are still reservations available for the late afternoon ride around 6pm.