Glowing Hot Air Balloons to Light Up the Evening Sky at Southern Arizona's Tubac Golf Resort and Spa on Saturday, November 2, 2013

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A family friendly hot air balloon glow and festival featuring entertainment for kids and adults. Food booths and Tucson Food Trucks, beverage stations, live entertainment, a kids zone and tethered hot air balloon rides on the golf course at Tubac Golf Resort and Spa, Nov. 2, 2013 from 4 to 9pm.

Photo by Bob Ochoa

The Tubac Golf Resort & Spa is presenting the 3nd Annual Hot Air Balloon Glow Festival on Saturday, November 2, 2013. The festivities start at 4pm and feature the inflation, lighting and glowing of ten huge hot air balloons, tethered hot air balloon rides, a special Kids Zone, face painting, food booths and Tucson Food Trucks. Beau Renfro and the Clear Country Band will join the party from 6 to 9pm. As the evening winds down, onlookers will see 100 candles afloat on the lake at the Island Green. Each candle represents a light in the lives of people in need in the Santa Cruz Valley in Southern Arizona. The recommended donation for a floating candle is $1 and all the proceeds go directly to the Amado Food Bank. Parking is free. The entry fee is $10 for adults and $4 for kids, 12 and under.

The resort is also featuring a VIP package for the festival that includes VIP parking, a deluxe buffet dinner from 6 to 8pm in the Geronimo Ballroom overlooking the festivities, private bar and exclusive live entertainment. VIP tickets are $48 inclusive per person. For reservations, call 520.398.3521.

The resort is proud to share Bob Ochoa’s photo of last year’s Hot Air Balloon Festival and announce this year’s photo contest. To enter the contest, email your photographs to Patti Todd at PTodd(at)TubacGolfResort(dot)com. You may also wish to post them on . The 1st place prize winner will receive a two-night stay at the Tubac Golf Resort & Spa. 2nd place winner will receive a round of golf for two and the 3rd prize winner will receive lunch for two in Stables Ranch Grille. The winners will be announced in mid-November, notified by email and the winners photographs will be posted on Facebook.

ABOUT TUBAC GOLF RESORT: The Tubac Golf Resort & Spa is nestled in the Santa Cruz River valley at the base of the Santa Rita Mountains on the historic 500 acre Otero Cattle Ranch. A member of Historic Hotels of America, the property highlights the graciousness and elegance of a traditional Mexican Hacienda with all of the amenities of a world-class resort, surrounded by towering cottonwoods and lush green fairways. Tubac Resort & Spa offers 52 Hacienda Suites, 16 Casita Suites, 29 Posada Rooms and The Otero House, surrounding the pool/cabana and mini golf course. Regal meeting and event facilities include six grand meeting rooms, stunning outdoor settings and a mission style chapel totaling over 7,000 square feet. Indulgences include a full-service destination spa, the resort’s signature restaurant and its 27-hole championship golf course made famous by the movie Tin Cup with Kevin Costner and Rene Russo. Less than a mile away from the resort are the charming artisan’s village of Tubac and Tubac Presidio Historic Park. The Tubac Golf Resort & Spa is located at 65 Avenida de Otero in Tubac, Arizona, 40 minutes south of Tucson. For more information about the Tubac Golf Resort & Spa, please call 520-398-3355 or visit

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