This weekend the Quad City Hot Air Balloon Festival will be giving your favorite radio DJs a break and using all that hot air for a good cause.

Head out to the Rock Island County Fairgrounds on Friday and Saturday to join in on the festivities. Gates open at 4 P.M. both days with tethered rides for $15 per person. There will also be bounce house activities for kids, face painting, and lots of food.

Entry to the festival itself is free, but a donation of cash or wish list item to the Quad City Animal Welfare Center Shelter would be appreciated. Here's the list of needed items.

I hope to see you out there. Check out the Facebook event page for more details.