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Hot Air Balloon Festival

Hot Air Balloon Festival

Jul 13, 2019 - Jul 14, 2019

38th Annual Hot Air Balloon Festival & 45th Annual Art in the Park

The Hot Air Balloon Festival offers guests a spectacle like no other with a sky full of color. Get to the launch grounds early to see the balloons inflate and enjoy this wonderful photography opportunity. The rodeo portion of the event consists of fun contests like dipping into Bald Eagle Lake and since balloon pilots can be pretty competitive, you’re guaranteed a good show.

Steamboat Hot Air Balloon Festival Lodging Special

Visit Steamboat for the Hot Air Balloon Festival & Art in the Park weekend and save 10% on your lodging with Mountain Resorts. Stay 7 or more nights and save 20%!

Book online or call our reservations department 888-686-8075 to book this special.

The Hot Air Balloon Festival and Art in the Park events offer artistry and color both on canvases and in the air making this weekend a staple of Steamboat Springs, Colorado in the summertime.

Hot Air Balloon Festival

Get to the launch grounds early to see the balloons inflate and enjoy this wonderful photography opportunity.

The rodeo portion of the event consists of fun contests like dipping into Bald Eagle Lake and since balloon pilots can be pretty competitive, you’re guaranteed a good show.

Once the balloons are in the air, sip on coffee, grab breakfast and visit with our local vendors as you watch more balloons dot the Yampa Valley sky.

LAUNCH FIELD LOCATION
Bald Eagle Lake
35565 US-40
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
NO PUBLIC PARKING

Art in the Park

Just minutes away, another colorful scene awaits at Art in the Park, where arts and crafts, performances and an interactive children’s area will fill your day. Art in the Park is free to the public and features nearly 160 artist vendors, live entertainment, food vendors, and an interactive children’s art area.

Balloon Glow

On Saturday, the fun doesn’t stop when the sun goes down. Head over to Howelsen Hill in downtown Steamboat and take in the colors as the balloon glow lights up the evening sky. Enjoy live music, beer garden, merchant & food vendors, kids’ activities and glowing balloons to complete the festive setting.

BALLOON GLOW LOCATION
Howelsen Hill
845 Howelsen Hill Parkway
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

2019 Weekend Schedule

FRIDAY, JULY 12TH
5:00-8:00 p.m. VIP dinner for pilots, crew and sponsors.

SATURDAY, JULY 13TH
6:00 a.m. Launch field at Bald Eagle Lake opens and shuttle transportation begins from the Meadows Parking Lot. There is no public parking at the event and no parking along Highway 40. No dogs are allowed due to balloon hazards. No smoking at launch field.
6:30 a.m. Balloon inflation begins, Bald Eagle Lake
6:30 – 9:30 a.m. Champagne Brunch, Bald Eagle Lake
6:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Balloon Launch, Bald Eagle Lake
6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Night Glow at Howelsen Hill featuring hot-air balloons, live music, food/drink/merchandise vendors, and kids’ activities
9:30 p.m. Gates close at Night Glow

SUNDAY, JULY 14TH
6:00 a.m. Launch field at Bald Eagle Lake opens and shuttle transportation begins from the Meadows Parking Lot. There is no public parking at the event and no parking along Highway 40. No dogs are allowed due to balloon hazards. No smoking at launch field.
6:30 a.m. Balloon Inflation, Bald Eagle Lake
6:30 – 9:30 a.m. Balloon Launch, Bald Eagle Lake

For additional information including parking and maps, please visit the event page.

Art in the Park

Art in the Park

Jul 13 - Jul 14, 2019

Art in the Park is free to the public and features 150 artist vendors, live entertainment, food and drink vendors, and an interactive children’s art area. This popular and successful event takes place on July 13th and 14th over Hot Air Balloon Festival Weekend, which draws large crowds of over 10,000 people through a weekend of fun and excitement.

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