Local events

Valleyfest 2013

Sept. 20-22. 25th annual event.

Friday: 5 a.m., Balloons Over Valleyfest “Morning Glow” with hot air balloon launch at 6:35 a.m., weather permitting. 6 p.m., Sprague Avenue from Pines to University will close for the Street Fair, followed by the Hearts of Gold Parade at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday at CenterPlace: 6:40 a.m., Hot air balloon launch, weather permitting; 7-10 a.m., Pancake breakfast; 8 a.m., Kids Fun Run; 8:30 a.m., Valleyfest 5K and 10K runs; 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Valleyfest Car Show; 10 a.m., Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk starts at Discovery Playground; 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and 6-8 p.m., Planetarium; noon-9:30 p.m., entertainment, music and food vendors; 4 p.m., PG-Rated Comedy Cup Open; 5-8 p.m., Robotics; 8 p.m., Hot air balloon Night Glow, weather permitting.

Saturday at Mirabeau Point Park: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Booths open, Family Stage entertainment; 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Fishing at the Falls; 7-10 p.m., Astronomy at Night; 7:30 p.m., outdoor movie - “Surf’s Up.”

Sunday: 6:40 a.m., Hot air balloon launch at CenterPlace, weather permitting; 8 a.m., Boat, bike and run Triathalon; 9:45 a.m., Songs, praise, worship with Barry Lee White; 10 a.m.-4 p.m., AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day; 11 a.m.-4 p.m., booths open and Family Stage entertainment; noon, Valleyfest Centennial Trail Bike starts at north Centennial Trailhead; noon-4 p.m., Festival stage music and entertainment.