Event: LaRosa's Balloon Glow

Fireworks won’t be the only thing lighting up the sky for the Fourth of July at the 16th-annual LaRosa’s Balloon Glow at Coney Island — tethered hot air balloons will illuminate the park with glowing color all evening.

click to enlarge LaRosa's Balloon Glow
LaRosa's Balloon Glow

Fireworks won’t be the only thing lighting up the sky for the Fourth of July at the 16th-annual LaRosa’s Balloon Glow at Coney Island — tethered hot air balloons will illuminate the park with glowing color all evening. Events kick off with live entertainment in Moonlite Mall: strolling stiltwalkers and jugglers, plus live Jazz and orchestral music. Balloons get glowing at 8 p.m., with a Rozzi’s Famous Fireworks display over Lake Como at 10 p.m. to close out the evening. As a bonus, Coney’s classic rides are open until 11 p.m. (Sunlite Pool is open until 9:30 p.m.).


5-11 p.m. Friday. Free entry; $8 parking until 2 p.m.; $10 after 2 p.m. Coney Island, 6201 Kellogg Ave., California, coneyislandpark.com.


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