The 26th Annual Great Falls Balloon Festival launched without a hitch this past weekend with exceptionally beautiful flying weather on Sunday.  The huge attraction for the Lewiston/Auburn area kicks off the third Friday of August each year.

It's a festival filled with hot air that features balloon rides, live music, delicious food and more.

Look at these wicked beautiful, colorful, big balloon photos captured by lifelong Blimpster, Alan Holbrook of Turner at this year's festival . There was even an 'Elvis' balloon. More terrific shots, thanks Al!

Alan Holbrook Photo
Alan Holbrook Photo
Alan Holbrook Photo
Alan Holbrook Photo
Alan Holbrook Photo
Alan Holbrook Photo
Alan Holbrook Photo
Alan Holbrook Photo
Alan Holbrook Photo
Alan Holbrook Photo
Alan Holbrook Photo