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): 6:35AM – 7:35AM;
Evening Glows (Friday & Saturday): 7:00PM – 8:30PM (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.

Attendance:

Up to 20,000 spectators are expected to enjoy this community event.

Balloons:

Up to 15 hot-air balloons, including special shapes, 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, May 1st & 2nd 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, the Family Fun Zone (Water Slides & Inflatables), Hot Air Balloon Tether rides,
Stunt Bike Shows, Fireworks (Saturday ONLY),” Live Entertainment, introducing the inaugural “Desert
Winds Kite Festival” and many other exciting events. Retail shopping and commercial exhibits for
purchases or browsing.

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. Sunday is FREE. DISCOUNT ticket Christmas
promotion starts Friday, December 11th until Friday, December 25th, 2020 and then again Friday,
March 5th until Friday, April 30th, 2021. 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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