The 2016 Great Falls Balloon Festival kicked off this morning with the Friday morning balloon launch!

Two of the highlights: Darth Vader and Yoda!

Taking place in Lewiston / Auburn, some of the highlights include: 2 balloon launches per day (6 AM and 6 PM), the festival parade (11 AM Saturday), performing dogs, archery and fighting demonstrations, food, and live music.  Check out a complete list of events HERE

Check out our pics of Friday morning's launch: