Arizona’s Premier Hot Air Balloon Race & Festival
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: Our 2nd Annual Street Foodfest is set to expand with some of the Valley’s best culinary teams including a “Beer Garden”, Food tasting, West Valley Chef demonstrations and Cooking School, Food eating contests, Live Music stage and more. Come hungry and stay awhile.
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.