US Bank's Balloons Tunes and BBQ is a weekend of fun for families, but it's not just about balloons and tunes, it's about giving back to the community.
"It's a way for us to give back, not only to the community that gives so much to us, but also to the the individuals who have so much critical need," said US Bank Regional President Craig Browning.
Admission is free, but the proceeds from the food, carnival and balloon rides tickets go directly to United Way, and in turn, to the community.
"All the net proceeds of that come back to United Way of Southern Kentucky, and it stays right here in the community. So it's a great family event. you can go out there and have a good time and know also too that you're helping out the community at the same time," said Mandy Baker of United Way.
It's organizations like the Boys and Girls Club of Bowling Green that see the proceeds from he event.
"We have over 200 kids that come daily, so we have alot of kids to serve. Alot of those kids are at-risk youth, and we want to give them while they're at the club and the united way helps us do that," said Bows and Girls Club CPO Pam McIntyre.
One woman has seen what organizations like the boys and girls club can do. She sent her kids to the club even before she began working there, and to her, it's like a family.
"This is my family here, outside my real family. I love these people. They know it too," said Boys and Girls Club Facilities Manager Faye Robinson
The kids from the club will be able to get in on the fun this weekend too.
"Thanks to Wendy's, we got 50 wristbands, so the kids that otherwise wouldn't be able to go, get to go out to Balloons, Tunes and BBQ, which is free anyway, but with the wristband, now they're able to so the inflatables, they're able to do the rides, and anything else that's going on. we've got alot of kids that are excited about going," said McIntyre.
The event will begin tonight at the Bowling Green Warren County Regional Airport.