DULUTH - A different kind of air show will be coming to Duluth this summer -- and it's got a lot of hot air.
"Le Festival De Montgolfieres a Duluth" is the official name in French. However, it is more easily known as the Duluth Balloon Festival.
In September, hot air balloons will cover the sky above Bayfront Festival Park in the first-of-its-kind event to hit the Twin Ports.
Hot air balloons were invented by the French in 1783, and the City of Duluth shares that heritage.
“As many of us know, Duluth was actually once a part of the French territory, Duluth was discovered by a Frenchman, Duluth resides in St. Louis County, otherwise known as St. Louis County,” Ryan Kern, spokesperson of the Duluth airshow, said.
The three-day festival will be free and open to the public.