September 1, 2023 @ 1:00 pm – September 4, 2023 @ 6:00 pm
Anderson Sports & Entertainment Complex
3027 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Anderson
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Angela Stringer

The Cancer Association of Anderson’s Annual Hot Air Affair: Rising Above Cancer joins Anderson County’s Celebrate Anderson for a spectacular 2023 Labor Day Weekend!
Celebrate Anderson is our community’s largest annual outdoor concert focusing on family, fun, and camaraderie. This year’s music under the stars will feature world-renowned country artist Martina McBride. NEW to Celebrate Anderson this year: The Cancer Association of Anderson’s Hot Air Affair: Rising Above Cancer event will kick off our Celebrate Anderson – Labor Day Weekend spectacularly. Anderson County is excited to partner with the Cancer Association’s ballooning event, establishing the Celebrate Anderson Weekend and solidifying Anderson County’s reputation as THE Labor Day Destination!
“Anderson County is appreciative of its partners and Michelin, Arthrex and many sponsors for joining with the county in giving back to the local community by funding and to the Cancer Association of Anderson as they provide assistance to many Andersonians through a life-changing experience,” said Anderson County Council Chairman Tommy Dunn. “There’s no need to look further for something to do this Labor Day Weekend; it’s right here in Anderson County.”
The Cancer Association of Anderson is proud to bring the 2023 HOT AIR AFFAIR: RISING ABOVE CANCER to the Anderson Sports & Entertainment Complex during this upcoming Labor Day Weekend! Once again, skies above Anderson County will be filled with beautiful hot air balloons. Mark your calendar for Labor Day Weekend, Sep 1st – 4th! This signature event benefits the Cancer Association of Anderson, the only LOCAL cancer charity in Anderson County.
Join our Hot Air Affair sponsors Anderson County, Blossman Gas & Appliance, AnMed Health, The People’s Bank, and many others as we join with Anderson County’s Celebrate Anderson to bring together more than twenty-five hot air balloons and a Labor Day Weekend filled with Family Fun and entertainment!
According to Cancer Association Director Angela Stringer, “We look forward to welcoming our balloon pilots to the skies over Anderson County every year! The opportunity to join with Celebrate Anderson to provide a FREE event that raises funds and awareness for our brave patients and survivors makes it even more exciting! The fabulous Combo Kings will be performing on the Balloon Stage as well as other local talent. Please come out and join us for a family-friendly weekend with hot air balloons, kids-zone, food trucks, vendors, and much, much more.”
Organizers are expecting 30,000+ people during the three-day event.
CAA will host a couple of training sessions for those who would like to volunteer and/or crew with the balloons. For volunteer or sponsorship opportunities at the Hot Air Affair, please email Angela@CAAnderson.org or call 864.222.3500.
For twenty years, the Cancer Association of Anderson has fulfilled its mission to “lessen the burden on Anderson County residents who are battling cancer” by providing financial, physical, and emotional assistance”. CAA is a LOCAL charity and is not affiliated with, nor receives any funding from larger, national organizations such as the American Relay for Life or any Relay for Life events.

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