More than 25,000 visitors flocked to Fuquay-Varina over Memorial Day weekend to enjoy the sights and activities at the WRAL Freedom Balloon Fest. The four-day, family-friendly and admission-free event is truly unique, featuring 35 hot air balloons dotting the skies just a few miles southeast of Raleigh, plus more than 20 hours of live music and N.C. State Fair-inspired food vendors on-site. 

Not surprisingly, colorful hot air balloons make for great photo opportunities! Our #visitRaleigh photo of the week comes from Instagram user @awilliera, whose GoPro-view of the festivities captures the scope of the event and gives a sense of adventure that we love to see in visitors to the Raleigh area!

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