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The Hot Air Balloon Festival

April 29 - May 2


The Hot Air Balloon Festival has returned for Spring from April 29 to May 2 at Ian Deutch Memorial Park.

The Balloon Festival is a 4-day event, and the fun is scheduled to start at 4 p.m. on Thursday, and at 6 a.m. each morning the balloon teams prepare for flights. Balloons are scheduled to begin their assent into the sky at approximately 7 a.m. and residents can watch as the balloonists inflate their massive aircraft and drift up into the clouds. The vendors and the carnival will start at 4 p.m. that Thursday while the rest of the weekend they will open at 8 a.m. That Saturday and Sunday, Balloon Festival patrons will have the chance to experience the balloons themselves during the tethered balloon rides, which open at 8 a.m. The weekend festivities include: 20+ hot air balloons, “Glow Show”, tethered Hot Air Balloon rides, a carnival with fun rides for the whole family, vendors and great food, and the Saturday classic car show.

One of the most anticipated portions of the event each year is the Balloon Glow in the park, where balloon teams inflate their aircraft and set them aglow with the burners used to propel them into the air, to lively music, creating a spectacular spectacle as the enormous balloons are illuminated in the darkness of the park. The Balloon Glow is scheduled to take place at sunset on both Friday and Saturday nights. Colorful hot air balloons, car show, vendors, food, and carnival rides, it doesn’t get any better than that!

CARNIVAL: As with all of our vendors who sell their goods or services at the event, the prices are set by the vendor. The carnival vendor has set the following ride ticket prices. These tickets can be purchased on-site at the event at the carnival entrance inside the park. Their ticket prices are as follows:
– $25 for 25 tickets
– $35 for 40 tickets
– $50 for 60 tickets
– $1 for single tickets. Each ride takes 3-5 tickets.

To learn more about The Hot Air Balloon Festival, visit pahrumpchamber.com.