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Hot-air balloons will grace the skies of the Frederick this weekend for the Frederick in Flight event
Frederick in Flight takes off this weekend

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s Frederick in Flight.

The annual hot air balloon festival returns for a seventh edition this weekend with sunrise and sunset balloon viewings.

“It’s a really cool thing. Sometimes you’ll just see one balloon in the sky but to see 35 balloons go up all at once is a pretty incredible sight to see,” said Brooke Cunningham, a Frederick spokeswoman.

Balloon rides are only available to event sponsors, but watching the balloons up close can be just as entertaining.