Hot Air Balloons are in Frankenmuth for Memorial Day Weekend

Hot Air Balloons will compete in Frankenmuth over Memorial Day Weekend. / Photo: 2010 event

Hot air balloons are invading the skies over Frankenmuth this weekend.

The second annual Great Lakes Regional and Michigan State Hot Air Balloon Championships are taking place at the Bavarian Inn Lodge.

Thirty-seven balloonists will compete to win and be invited to the U.S. Nationals in Longview, Texas in 2012.

The free event allows spectators to meet the pilots, get autographs, and even take pictures with their children in the basket Friday and Saturday nights.

For the grand finale, there will be a fireworks display on Sunday, around 9:45 p.m. Bring the entire family to see hot air balloons glowing under a shower of patriotic fireworks, with a special salute to military service personnel.

For more information on the event, click here.