Watching the balloons launch is an unforgettable event for the whole family!

Weather permitting, the balloon ascension will be from 5:45 AM - 6:15 AM on Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings. Come early and watch the teams assemble and inflate their crafts. Stay afterwards to experience some of the other events throughout the day.

We do not offer any balloon rides during the festival.

Did you know that it takes lots of volunteers to supply pre-flight & chase vehicle crews for the numerous balloons launching every morning at the Festival? Click here to find out more.


A 3 day-weekend pass is available at the gate for $7 OR purchase in advance online for $5. This ticket is good for unlimited access to the Festival for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Kids 6 and under are free.