There are many balloon events throughout the United States, including many in Colorado throughout the year. For balloon rallies in other states and throughout Colorado, please check out our list below. If you have an event you would like to add, please contact us and we will post it. If you plan to participate, you will need to contact the individual organizers for more information because most events are by invitation only. If you notice any inaccurate information please contact the CBC: email@example.com
In order to comply with COVID-19 health protocols and to ensure safe distancing, the launch site at Bald Eagle Lake will not be open to the public. Instead, we encourage locals and visitors to pick one of the many optimal viewing locations throughout the area to safely enjoy an uplifting show. In addition, we will not hold a Saturday Night Balloon Glow, again because of limits on crowd sizes and the need to ensure social distancing.
You can read more about the COVID-19 precautions we are taking at our event website:
Picture the Sky Balloons at Windsor Harvest Festival
Eastman Park in Windsor, CO
This year's balloon launch will look quite different from previous years. With the safety guidelines in place and the changes to Harvest Fest, watching balloons will be a highlight of the weekend! No need to pile the kids in the car - stay home, put the coffee on, and watch us from your own neighborhood as balloons launch from several locations around town. Weather permitting, we will cover the town with our beautiful orbs and maybe even land nearby! Keep an eye on the skies between 7 and 8:30 and see how many you can spot!
Weather permitting, about a dozen balloons will launch from the Mount Hope Balloon field the mornings of September 12th and 13th, and the evenings of September 11th and 12th. The possibility of the nighttime balloon glow is yet to be determined.There will not be any public access to the Mount Hope property. Though you will not be able to get up close and interact with the pilots and crews, there will still be opportunities to see the balloons by driving by the Mount Hope Cemetery, Funeral Chapel & Reception Center Balloon Field along Huntoon Street and Fairlawn Road during launches as well flying in the skies above Topeka. If you are feeling adventurous you can even follow your favorite balloon to its landing site. If so, please drive carefully and respectfully, obey all rules of the road and stay off of private property during landing and pack up and observe from the road. We have to keep our landowners happy and our community socially distanced.
The Snowmass Balloon Festival celebrates its 45th anniversary a little differently in 2020. Instead of featuring a festival in Snowmass Town Park, guests are encouraged to watch the eclectic display of balloons from afar.Guests can watch in their cars from parking lots and streets around Snowmass Village or to take a morning outing to view the display from Snowmass’ hiking and biking trails, many of which offer stunning views. The long-standing Rocky Mountain tradition will still feature three days of festive balloons and pilot games with a night glow on Friday evening 7pm-9pm (more details to come!).
This event will be a drive-in style event with required registration.
Registration is live and spaces are limited to the first 250 cars!