Alabama is not the boring state some folks put it to be. You have a lot of festivals and hangouts to go around with, and this is something that most folks in Alabama can be quite proud of. With a toothy grin of course. Popular of these major attractions is the Mardi Gras, an internationally renowned event of colors, music and unrestrained revelry; this festival has actually started in Mobile. Not in New Orleans as most people assumed it would be. The festival starts right off after Easter, so it’s timely when breaking off from your abstinence. The Mardi Gras of Alabama is probably the most popular amongst its other lesser known festivals, complete with balls and festive parades, reception and booths that are packed with different cuisine gathered from varying regions.
The Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce had initialized these lists of festivities way back when it started during 1983. The proprietor of the balloon festival was a certain Mr. Walt Darren, a commercial airline pilot who had a side hobby of being a hot air balloonist. He was the first to propose the idea of having hot air balloons race through the countryside as part of an effort to bolster the tourism in the area.