One of my family’s favorite events floats in town this Friday and Saturday. That’s right the 19th Annual Big Country Balloon Fest is back. Sponsored by Optimist Unlimited, this weekend promises to be packed full of fun for you and the whole family. Enjoy hot air balloons, children’s games, inflatables, silent auction, yummy food and a beautiful balloon glow each night. One of my favorite parts? It’s free! So grab your loved ones and head down to Red Bud Park from noon to 10 pm Friday and 7 am to 10 pm Saturday. Call 325-795-0995 with questions.

Photo courtesy of Steve Butman.

Photo courtesy of Steve Butman.

Get a laugh in at the Abilene Civic Center with Townsquare Media as they present Anjelah Johnson this Friday night at 7:30 pm. A celebrated up and coming comedienne, Johnson has starred in MADtv and played now infamous characters like the rude fast food employee “Bon Qui Qui” and others. The former NFL cheerleader has had her own one-hour stand-up special on Comedy Central and always delivers big laughs. Cost varies at $31.50 to $38.50 a person.