The skies above Jackson will be full of colorful hot-air balloons this weekend as they celebrate the 2014 Hot Air Jubilee.
The festival takes place at Ella Sharp Park in Jackson on July 18-20. Admission to the festival is free, and parking is $5.
The festival kicks off with an early morning launch on Friday at 6:30 a.m., and at 4 p.m. the event opens with craft booths, food concessions, and a carnival.
Kids will be able to enjoy the "Kids Kingdom" and festival-goers can also watch laser shows at Hurst Planetarium. There will be live entertainment from a variety of acts over the course of the festival.
There will be evening balloon launches, weather permitting, and at dusk balloons will be lit from within for the "night glow."
All images and video were taken by Jamie A. MacDonald, a professional photographer for Olympus Imaging based out of Eaton Rapids. Check out the links to the right of this article for more of his work.