Ballooning in Leon, Mexico is an uplifting event

Americas Now

Here’s a story that will take you up, up and away. Each November in Mexico, hot-air balloons ascend into the sky in a dazzling display of color.

Lift-off for this high-flying fiesta begins at 7 am so spectators need to arrive early. Then a night show takes place later in the evening.

In addition to ballooning, the festival includes a food fair, rodeo, dog show and concerts.

Take a look at these uplifting images of the Leon International Balloon Festival.