The 2017 Red River Balloon Rally, sponsored by the Shreveport-Bossier Sports Commission, presented the U.S. National Hot Air Balloon Championship flight over Shreveport and Bossier.  Thousands came to the LSUS campus to enjoy over 40 hot air balloons, navigational competitions, balloon glows, tethered rides, live music from Christian Band For King & Country and headliner Rodney Atkins, food booths and a huge fireworks show by Pyromania Fireworks.