Taking off in a hot-air balloon's straw basket is a breathtaking sensation, akin to flying in a dream or pissing yourself. Find out on your own at Hollywood's Balloon Festival. The beach broadwalk will teem with dozens of DJs and bands playing everything from blues to techno. The Balloon Festival runs Friday through Sunday, morning until night. Jupiter One, a fantastic indie-rock outfit out of Brooklyn, caps it off at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday.
The Boardwalk is at the intersection of A1A and Johnson Street. The event is free. For more info, call 954-926-3377, or visit visithollywoodfl.org/balloonfest.aspx.
Fri., Jan. 2; Sat., Jan. 3, 2009