Arizona’s Premier Hot Air Balloon Race & Festival

“SPRING IS IN THE AIR”

Dates:

DELAYED DATES – Friday, Saturday & Sunday, April 30th – May 1st & 2nd, 2021

Gates Open & Close: Friday & Saturday 6:00AM – 9PM; Sunday 6:00AM – 12PM (subject to change)
Balloon Event Times: Morning “Hare & Hound” competition (Friday – Sunday): 6:00AM – 7:35AM;
Evening Glows (Friday & Saturday): 7:30PM – 8:45PM (times subject to change)
*PLEASE NOTE: Balloon Liftoffs & Glows times are always dependent upon weather conditions.

Location:

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

Beneficiary:

Valley of the Sun United Way – Valley of the Sun United Way’s mission is to break the cycle of poverty
for Valley families. “We fight to end hunger in the classroom, to end homelessness, and to put a stop
to financial instability.” A portion of ticket sales will go directly back to Valley of the Sun United Way
programs. Join the fight, visit vsuw.org.

Balloons:

Up to 15 hot-air balloons, will participate. 

Events:

The Arizona Balloon Classic” – From Friday to Sunday mornings, April 30th, May 1st & 2nd 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, April 30th & May 1st 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 (Water Slides & Inflatables)
  • Hot Air Balloon Tether rides
  • Stunt Bike Shows
  • Fireworks (Saturday ONLY)
  • Live Entertainment
  • Desert Winds Kite Festival
  • Retail shopping and commercial exhibits for purchases or browsing.
  • And many other exciting events!

Street Food Fest:

Our 4th Annual Street Foodfest is TRULY a culinary experience including; the “Beer Gardens”, Festival
food favorites, Live music stage and more. Come hungry and stay for a while…

Admission:

For any one day on Friday or Saturday – $25 at the gate.

General Admission : $25
Senior: $10
Group package tickets: $7/each
Active Military & Children under 12 are always FREE
General Parking: $5

Free admission on Friday & Sunday morning before noon.

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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