Hot Air Balloon Festival, Labor Day Weekend

Friday, August 30 – Sunday, September 1, 2019

Make it a Getaway

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Let your Labor Day take flight! See hot air balloons soar, or take a tethered ride yourself in our picture-perfect farewell to Summer.

The magic begins with the extraordinary Friday Night Balloon Glow, where balloons illuminate the night, and the festivities continue all weekend long. Spend your holiday engaging in a variety of family-friendly events, including live music, beach activities, a Classic Car Show and a Kids Zone*, or escape for a quiet hike or bike along miles of winding trails within the Gardens. And photography buffs can get a crash course in evening shoots with our “Mastering Night Photography.”

Delicious food and drink specials, beautiful accommodations, wonderful resort amenities, and simply spectacular scenery make this one sweet welcome to September.

Frequently Asked Questions


Highlights include:

Tethered Balloon Rides(Saturday and Sunday a.m. and p.m.)


Evening Balloon Glows^ (Friday and Sunday p.m.)


Live Music and Performances 


Food and Drink Specials


Kids Zone


Beach Activities


Classic Car Show


Disc Dog Demonstrations


Mastering Night Photography” course


^IMPORTANT NOTE:  Please note that events and activities are subject to change without notice or in case of wind or inclement weather.  Balloons are very dependent on wind/weather.

*Special Events Admission rates apply for Day Guests on Saturday and Sunday.  Admission included for overnight Resort Guests. No Rainchecks or Refunds on Ticket Purchase.  Additional fees on select activities for all guests, including Tethered Balloon rides ($10 pp cash only).  

2018 Weekend Sample Schedule

Print Registration for Car Show


Interested in becoming a volunteer?
Volunteer Information


No Rainchecks or Refunds on Ticket Purchase.  Events and Activities are subject to change without notice.


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