Gatesway Announces Return of Hot Air Balloon Festival

Local non-profit reviving Hot Air Balloon Festival in Broken Arrow this Fall 

Broken Arrow, OK, 2/22/23: Gatesway Foundation, a non-profit Oklahoma agency providing specialized services to adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities (I/DD), has partnered with  the City of Broken Arrow to return Gatesway’s Hot Air Balloon Festival to the community. 

With the help of Broken Arrow City Officials and Staff, planning is currently underway for the festival,  celebrating Gatesway’s 60th Anniversary with Friends, families, and the community. This event is being  planned for Friday, October 13th and Saturday, October 14th, following the Tulsa State Fair. The City of  

Broken Arrow is working to provide Events Park at 101st Street and the Creek Turnpike as the site for the  festival. 

The Hot Air Balloon Festival will include a corporate night on Friday, complete with dinner under the  glow of the hot air balloons and musical entertainment. The festival will be open to the public on  Saturday. The Gatesway Team will be working to scout pilots, volunteers, vendors, sponsors, and donors  to support both the return of the festival and Gatesway’s mission. 

If you or your organization are interested in being involved in the Hot Air Balloon Festival, please reach  out to Kristina Watkins, Director of Business Development, for more details. 

About Gatesway Foundation, Inc.: Gatesway is a non-profit Oklahoma agency that encourages  independence and provides opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities to enable them to live  and work in the community 

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