Hot air balloon fest to remain in BR

Advocate staff report

Louisiana Ballooning Foundation officials announced late Thursday they plan to keep the annual hot air balloon festival in Baton Rouge.

More information about the new location along with other details about this year’s festival are to come in the future, said Linda Wunstel, chairwoman of the foundation’s board of directors.

The festival has been held for the past nine years at Pennington Biomedical Research Center off Kenilworth Boulevard. Pennington officials announced in early February, however, that the festival could no longer be held at the site.