Join us for one or all of our hot air balloon events!

(NOTE: All balloon events are weather permitting, which may include high wind, rain, lightning or other inclement conditions. Our Balloonmiester will make the final decision and safety is always our top priority.)

Friday, August 30:

  • 4 p.m. GATES OPEN
  • 7 p.m. – Opening Ceremony with Stars and Stripes and Tethered Rides begin
  • 7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. “Glow Show”
    • A “Glow Show” is when the hot air balloons inflate and light themselves from within.  Pilots will coordinate “all burns” where they fire their burners at the same time for a breathtaking “Glow Show.” Weather permitting; balloon cannot glow in high winds and other inclement conditions.
  • 10 p.m. GATES CLOSE

Saturday, August 31:

  • 6 a.m. GATES OPEN
  • 6:30 a.m. – “Mass Ascension”
    • Around sunrise all hot air balloons will take off at the same time for their morning flights. Weather permitting; balloon cannot glow in high winds and other inclement conditions.
    • It’s possible no balloons will be on the festival grounds after the mass ascension.
  • NOON – GATES CLOSE
  • 4 P.M. GATES REOPEN
  • 7 p.m. – Tethered Rides begin
  • 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.  “Glow Show”
    • A “Glow Show” is when the hot air balloons inflate and light themselves from within.  Pilots will coordinate “all burns” where they fire their burners at the same time for a breathtaking “Glow Show.” Weather permitting; balloon cannot glow in high winds and other inclement conditions.
  • 10 p.m. GATES CLOSE

Sunday, September 1:

  • 6:30 a.m. – “Mass Ascension”
    • Around sunrise all hot air balloons will take off at the same time for their morning flights. Weather permitting; balloon cannot glow in high winds and other inclement conditions.
  • 10 a.m. GATES CLOSE, FESTIVAL CONCLUDES