June 13th, 2018

First Air Voyage in America Announces Summer Hot Air Balloon Glow Spectacular

PHILADELPHIA — June 13, 2018 — SugarHouse Casino and First Air Voyage in America (FAVIA) are proud to announce the Summer Balloon Glow. The event will take place on Wednesday, June 20, beginning at 8:00 p.m.

A number of magnificent hot air balloons will be displayed along the Delaware waterfront on the grounds of SugarHouse Casino. Experienced balloonists will travel from around the area to present their colorful balloons. As the sun goes down, the lights from the balloons’ burners will light up the night sky and provide an amazing view for all in attendance.

“We are thrilled to bring this spectacular event to our hometown. SugarHouse Casino on the Delaware River will be a perfect backdrop on a summer evening. Our pilots welcome interacting with the attendees,” said Bob Dicks, president of FAVIA. 

“SugarHouse is proud to be part of a fun-filled night that also celebrates an important part of Philly’s history,” said Linda Powers, vice president of SugarHouse Casino. “The combination of colorful, bright balloons and their choreography to music is sure to make a memorable evening!”

This summer’s event will mark the first balloon glow in the City of Philadelphia in 25 years; the last one took place in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the first balloon flight.

For more information, please visit the event page: FAVIA Summer Balloon Glow presented by SugarHouse Casino.


SugarHouse, which opened in September 2010 as Philly’s casino, features 1,891 slots, 103 table games, a 28-table poker room, fun and unique dining options, riverfront views, and free on-site parking. The casino employs approximately 1,500 people and has been voted a “Best Place to Work” by the Philadelphia Business Journal for seven consecutive years and a “Top Workplace” by for six straight years. For more information, visit

First Air Voyage in America (FAVIA) is a not-for-profit organization of balloon enthusiasts that formed to celebrate the significant milestone of the first balloon flight in the United States, which took place in 1793 in Philadelphia. In conjunction with the Balloon Federation of America’s national conference, FAVIA225 has produced a premier event to commemorate the 225th anniversary. For more information, visit

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