Every year balloon pilots from all around northwestern USA gather to participate in this competition on the 25th, 26th and 27th of September. Spectators are encouraged to arrive to the airport early in the morning to see the preparation of the pilots. Some lucky viewers will assist pilots to inflate the balloons. The balloons fill the sky with multicolored spots. It's time to take pictures and follow these beautiful balloons towards the river where you can capture the best images. Prepare a weekend for this event as the festival covers a night show that you shouldn't miss, there's a harvest festival, farmers market and art expositions.
It takes a physical beast and an impeccable technique to even think about laying the tip of your Air Max 430 on one of these legendary square meters of asphalt. The playgrounds of Venice Beach are the temple of streetball on the Pacific coast. Even NBA stars put in appearances from time to time, although less frequently than they used to in the past. To get in shape for the game, you can use the adjacent Muscle Beach outdoor gym.