7th Annual Arizona Balloon Classic

 

Arizona’s Premier Hot Air Balloon Race & Festival

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

Dates:  

Friday, Saturday & Sunday – January 26th  –  28th, 2018

Gates Open & Close:

Friday  4:00PM – 8PM

Saturday  7:00AM – 8PM

Sunday  7:00AM – 10AM (time subject to change)

 Balloon Activity Times:

7:45 am

BALLOON ASCENSIONS “Hare n Hound” Balloon Competition (Balloon Activity)

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm 

Desert Glow (Balloon Activity) 

All events subject to change without notice. All balloon events are determined by weather. BALLOON ACTIVITIES specified above and on the Schedule of Events page.  

Location:   

Goodyear Ballpark – 1933 S. Ballpark Way, Goodyear, Arizona 85338

 Beneficiary:  

The HOME Foundation – is a non-profit organization engaged in a mission to enhance the quality of life for seniors in our communities through caring service, fulfilling essential needs, and providing education to caregivers. www.homefoundation.org

 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 and Sunday mornings, January 27th & 28th, the sky will be filled with colorful hot-air balloons participate in thrilling “Hare & Hound” races from the grassy fields of the Goodyear Ballpark for a spectacular sight of mass and color.  Spectators can walk on the field and experience the balloons inflation and lift off.  Photo taking is invited.

 DESERT GLOWS on Friday and Saturday evenings, January 26th & 27th are our most popular attended events.  A field full of illuminated, tethered, hot air balloons will glow in time to music.

 Other Events:  

Hot Air Balloon rides, Family Fun Zone, Hot Air Balloon Tether rides, Kids FREE Breakfast (Saturday ONLY), Fireworks (Saturday ONLY), Live Entertainment, sampling, and many other exciting events.  Retail shopping and commercial exhibits for purchases or browsing.  Bring your appetite, as there will be a HUGE variety of festival foods favorites available to purchase.

 Admission:  

For any one day – $15 at the gate. DISCOUNT ticket promotion starts Friday, November 24th, 2017 (Black Friday). Active Military and Children 12 & under are always FREE.  Group ticket packages available. General parking $5.

PLEASE NOTE:

NO PETS ALLOWED.

ALL BALLOONING EVENTS ARE DEPENDENT UPON WEATHER CONDITIONS. NO REFUNDS.

RAIN CHECKS OFFERED TO OTHER BALLOON EVENTS DUE TO CANCELLATION.

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