Balloons over Anderson | From the Sky

The history of hot air balloons dates back to the late 18th century when the Montgolfier brothers, Joseph and Jacques, conducted the first successful manned hot air balloon flight in 1783. This groundbreaking event marked the inception of human-carrying flight technology, setting the stage for the development of aviation as we know it today. Fast forward to the present day, and hot air balloons have become symbols of joy and adventure, capturing the hearts of people worldwide. In Anderson County, South Carolina, one annual event not only celebrates the marvel of hot air balloons but also serves as an essential fundraiser for one of the most important charities in the community. Now, it’s time to reach new heights as we explore this spectacle from the sky! 

From the Sky is a digital series about South Carolina's cities, landmarks, and hidden gems. This unique show offers viewers a glimpse into the beauty and stories of South Carolina from a perspective rarely seen—from above. Experience the magic of flight as we uncover the rich tapestry of history and culture that makes South Carolina truly special.