Photo Gallery: Friday Night at the Great Falls Balloon Festival

Hot air balloons are reflected in Nancy Shea of ​​Lewiston’s sunglasses as she and her son, Teddy, watch the launch on Friday night at the boy’s first-ever Great Falls Balloon Festival. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

Oxford’s Danielle Damon, front left, and Nevaeh Walker, front right, react on Friday night as they go over a bump during a ride at the Great Falls Balloon Festival in Lewiston. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

The balloons take off Friday night at Simard-Payne Memorial Park in Lewiston on the first day of the Great Falls Balloon Festival. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

Robert Washington performs to crowds Friday night at the Great Falls Balloon Festival at Simard-Payne Memorial Park in Lewiston. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

A long queue forms Friday evening at the food court during the Great Falls Balloon Festival at Simard-Payne Memorial Park in Lewiston. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

Robert Washington, playing Elvis Presley, wraps a scarf around Lisbon Falls’ Lisa Carter during a Friday night performance at the Great Falls Balloon Festival. She handed it to him so he could wrap it around her again; he gave her the sash at the American Legion Hall in Topsham 20 years ago. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

People react as the ride climbs higher Friday night at the Great Falls Balloon Festival. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

The balloons take off Friday night at Simard-Payne Memorial Park in Lewiston on the first day of the Great Falls Balloon Festival. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

Zoe Curran watches the balloons take off Friday night as she sits on the shoulders of her grandfather, Ron Curran of Sabattus. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

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