South County Hot Air Balloon Festival wraps up

KINGSTOWN, R.I. (WPRI) — South County celebrated another tradition this weekend with the Annual Hot Air Balloon Festival.

The festival, which ran Friday to Sunday, celebrated its 37th year with balloons taking off from the University of Rhode Island athletic fields.

Hot air balloonists and aeronauts enjoyed three days of flying around the skies of Southern Rhode Island.

The event was sponsored by Wakefield Rotary, with proceeds benefiting local charities.