Lincoln Balloon Festival canceled

Hot air balloon operators work to set-up for the Lincoln Balloon Festival. (WICS File)

The Lincoln Balloon Festival is canceled for 2018.

This comes after the organizations that usually ran the event disbanded.

If you're sad about the news, you won't be for much longer because a committee of Lincoln residents are planning to put the event on in 2019.

They understand the festival is a big event that benefits the city.

Organizers say they are in the pre-planning stages right now.

"Meetings are underway," said Lincoln resident Douglas Luken. “A lot of discussion in groups, individuals in the community, people that have been active and involved are still coming together in the planning stages and getting everything properly set up.”

Organizers also want to hear from you on new things to do, what things to bring back and any other comments and concerns.

Residents can give input of what they would like to see in the 2019 Balloon Festival by emailing

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