HOT AIR BALLOON FESTIVAL
November 22 – 24 at Various Locations in Cathedral City and Rancho Mirage
UP, Up and Away! The Hot Air Balloon Festival and Food Truck Fiesta returns to the Desert for three days of fun!
Start the Hot Air Balloon Festival on Friday morning with the launch of up to 30 Hot Air Balloons. Come early, and meet the balloon teams and take photos of the these magnificent balloons. Take a Hot Air Balloon Ride and see the the Valley like you’ve never seen it before.
BALLOON GLOW CONCERT
Friday evening the Hot Air Balloon Festival features a dozen Night Illuminated Hot Air Balloons as a Back Drop for the Balloon Glow Concert. Enjoy an spectacular evening of music, wine and dancing. Featuring the big band sounds of Ron King with vocalist Barbara Morrison.
Come early Saturday to watch as the Balloons spring to life while being inflated. Enjoy a pancake breakfast and Balloon Race across the Valley and Candy Drop for the Kids.
TETHERED BALLOON RIDES
Too chicken to take a Hot Air Balloon Ride? Not to worry at this year’s festival, you can take a tethered ride where the balloon floats up but stays tied to the ground. You get a Birds Eye View while staying at a low altitude.
BANANA BALLOON CANDY DROP
Bring the kids and watch a Giant Banana Balloon descend on the Festival Lawn. The kids can rush in to grab all the candy their heart desires.
FOOD TRUCK FIESTA
Enjoy delicious food and drink from many top southern California Food trucks and Beer and Wine Garden, and take a picture in our colorful walk through hot air balloon and Instagram garden.
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