White Sands National Monument is bringing a family-friendly event your way next month! White Sands will be hosting a balloon and music festival that will have all sorts of entertainment. Normally when we go to White Sands it's to slide down the massive sandy hills on a sled. This time around there will be more to do for the family than just sliding down the hills. White Sands Balloon and Music Festival will have different activities for you to participate in.

The admission to the White Sands Balloon and Music Festival will be $10 per person at the gate or $20 per carload. The event will also be holding a 5k fun run/ walk as well early Saturday morning for youth and adults. There will be vendors for food, drinks, and beer on-site just for Saturday, not Sunday. They will also be holding a watermelon eating contest you can participate in. As for music you can hear from SugarFoot Express, Natajja, Abe Mac Band, and One of These Nights an Eagles Tribute band. Then they will wrap up the evening with a balloon glow at 7 pm and will remain open until midnight. This would be something neat to check out with family and friends that isn't too far away.