A new family friendly event will be starting up this summer at Lake Red Rock. Matt Kissinger with the Red Rock Lake Association tells KNIA/KRLS news a large hot air balloon festival will take place at the lake on July 15th and 16th. The full day of events will take place near the visitor’s center with balloon flights in the morning and evening. Kissinger says the idea came from Kevin Mart of Knoxville who is the son of a former hot air balloonist and thought why not take advantage of the beautiful Lake Red Rock Area. He says this will be the first festival of its kind in Marion County but they hope to make it an annual event.