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DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – A Memorial weekend full of fun.

Decatur, Ala. will be hosting the 37th Alabama Jubilee Hot Air Balloon Classic.

The event takes place Saturday May 24th and Sunday May 25th at Point Mallard Park.

Festivities start saturday morning at 6:30 a.m. with the Hare and Hound Balloon Race. Other activities include an antique car show, arts and craft show, and the Southland Flywheelers will host a tractor show.

At 8:15 p.m. on Saturday the Balloon Glow will light up the sky.

Sunday morning there will be a friendly competition between the hot air balloon pilots. That will begin at 6:30 a.m. with the Lynn Layton Chevrolet Hot-Air Balloon Key Grab Race.

There will be free, tethered rides offered from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. on Sunday.

And to end the weekend fun there will be a fireworks show at 9:30 p.m.

The event is free and visitors are encouraged to bring picnic blankets and lawn chairs.

There will be free parking available at Wolverine Park and GE with shuttle service to Point Mallard Park from 4:00 – 10:00 p.m for a nominal fee each way.

It is important to note that balloon activities are weather permitting.