Big Bay Balloon Parade

22 large balloons took flight ahead of the Holiday Bowl.

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The annual Port of San Diego Big Bay Balloon Parade took flight Thursday morning.
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It’s a popular event leading up to the playing of the Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl.
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Crowds lined the streets.
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The parade featured 22 large balloons of characters -- such as Thomas the Tank Engine, Hello Kitty, Bob the Builder and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
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The parade started at 10 a.m.
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It headed south on N. Harbor Drive from the County Administration Building to Seaport Village.
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A family festival was scheduled afterward at the Broadway Pier.
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Before the parade, there was a 5K run…
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… and a race between eight dachshunds in the Wienerschnitzel ``Wiener Nationals.''
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Kickoff for the football game will be 7 p.m. at Qualcomm Stadium.
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