Monday July 15th, 2024 1:22PM

Hot air balloons are abound in northeast Georgia this morning

By Steve Winslow Anchor/Reporter

The race to the skies is underway in White County!  The 51st Annual, "Helen to the Atlantic" Hot Air Balloon race is underway, according to organizers in White County and the city of Helen.

The annual event brings balloon pilots from around the world to compete in a friendly race from Helen out to the Atlantic coast, in some of the most colorful and vibrant balloons before returning to Alpine Helen the following day.

Flights to and from the coast will take place through Saturday, June 1st.  A link to the background history for the annual race can be found, here.  More details about the race can also be seen, here.

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