Arizona’s Premier Hot Air Balloon Event
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The 2nd Annual StreetFoodFest at the Classic
Some of the region’s TOP food trucks and street food vendors will be on hand to provide a variety of festival food favorites available to purchase all weekend.
On Saturday, January 26th, 10am-4pm, a special culinary experience with Chef Greg Calloway with cooking demonstrations, food tasting and pairings. Experience culinary diversity by sampling the offerings of the street food chefs, enjoy the Saddle Mountain Brewery “Beer Garden” and the Classic’s Live music stage.
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Tickets & info available on the ABC ticket page!
THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW
Dates: Friday, Saturday & Sunday January 25th, 26th, 27th 2019
Gates Open & Close:
Friday 4:00 PM – 8 PM
Saturday 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Sunday 7:00 AM – 10 AM All times & Balloon activities are weather contingent & subject to change.
Balloon Event Times: Morning “Hare & Hound” competition (Saturday & Sunday): 7:35 AM – 8:35 AM *
* Note: These times are BRIGHT & EARLY. Please allow for traffic and crowds at the gate.
Evening Glows: Friday & Saturday 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Location: Goodyear Ballpark – 1933 S. Ballpark Way, Goodyear, Arizona 85338
Attendance: Up to 20,000 spectators are expected to enjoy this community event.
Balloons: Up to 30 hot-air Balloons, including special shapes, will participate.
Events: “The Arizona Balloon Classic” – On Saturday & Sunday morning, January 26th & 27th .The sky will be filled with colorful hot-air Balloons participating in the thrilling “Hare & Hound” race from the grassy fields of the Goodyear Ballpark for a spectacular sight of mass and color. Spectators can walks on the field and experience the balloons inflation and lift off. Photo taking is invited!
Desert Glows: On Friday and Saturday evenings, January 25th & 26th are our most popular attended activities. A field full of illuminated, tethered hot-air Balloons will glow in time to Music.
Other Attractions: “Pre-booked” Hot-Air Balloon Rides, Family Fun Zone, Hot-Air Balloon “Tethered” Rides, Fireworks (Saturday ONLY) Live entertainment, Lunch at the Food Fest and many other exciting activities. Retail shopping and commercial exhibits for purchase or browsing.
StreetFoodfest: Some of the region’s TOP food trucks and street food vendors will be on hand to provide a variety of festival food favorites available to purchase all weekend.
Admission: For any one day – $15 at the gate. DISCOUNT ticket promotion starts Friday, November 23rd 2018 (Black Friday). Active Military and Children 12 & under are always FREE. Group ticket packages available. General parking $5.
Please Note: No Pets Allowed. All times & Balloon activities are weather contingent & subject to change. No refunds. Rain Checks offered to other Balloon events due to cancellation.