The eight-day holiday, also known as the Festival of Lights, begins on Thursday at sunset.
A witness said several spectators were hit as the balloon skidded into the ground at the Hannibal Bicentennial.
New York's legendary drag festival is getting a second life next month.
Organizers at the Imagine Dragons-headlining event say they have a “zero-tolerance policy” toward discrimination and will “continuously work” to improve it.
Organizers say they were "shocked" by the move.
The amusing snap sparked a fierce photo-editing battle.
A man died after running into the flames of the ceremonial effigy at the Burning Man Festival in Black Rock Desert, Nevada.