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7th Annual Havasu Balloon Festival & Fair

7th Annual Havasu Balloon Festival & Fair

1/13/17-1/15/17 @ 6am-9pm
 

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You are cordially invited to “Party in the Sky!” at the 7th Annual Havasu Balloon Festival and Fair; designated as one of THE TOP 100 EVENTS IN NORTH AMERICA by the American Bus Association -- an event you do not want to miss!

PARKING (SUBJECT TO CHANGE AS EVENT NEARS)
Close-in/Preferred and handicap parking: $10 (whether 1 day or all 3 days)
Free parking also available in the center of the island

SCHEDULE (SUBJECT TO CHANGE AS EVENT NEARS)
Click here.

HOT AIR BALLOON FLIGHTS*: (SUBJECT TO CHANGE AS EVENT NEARS)
Untethered*: $200
Tethered*: $20

MORNING/EVENING ASCENSION* LOCATIONS
The Island, various parking/dirt lots around the London Bridge and throughout the city, golf courses, the high school, and possibly the airport or the mall. Ascension locations depend on wind conditions and locations won't be known until the hour of ascension.

CAMPING (SUBJECT TO CHANGE AS EVENT NEARS)
Where: Lake Havasu Marina and the Good Sam RV Club Park (at Site Six on the island)
Price: $22/day (pre-registration); $25/day at the gate
More Information will be posted as the event nears.

This year's Balloon Festival will offer all kinds of activities including:

Mass Ascensions Balloon Night Glow Carnival Rides & Events
Sky Diver Jumps & Shows Arts & Crafts Gondola & SkyBox Club
Dog Shows Kids' Events Kite Displays
Balloon Rides* Live Music RC Plane Shows
Food Vendors Beer Garden Walk-In Balloons
Bi-Plane Shows Vintage/Classic Car Show Daily Entertainment

2015's event drew 24,000 attendees and proudly flew 78 balloons, all invite only, with one very special guest, Lord Mayor all the way from London, England. For 2017, expect more fantastic SKY CANDY soaring over Lake Havasu City and in and around the Channel and the London Bridge again! Watch as the giant balloons lightly touch the water and quickly ascend (coined a “splash and dash”).

Bring your cameras and watch as the balloon teams ready their rides for ascent and experience up close and personal the heat of the burners as the teams rise into the sky. Balloon teams will be available throughout the weekend to talk about the art and history of hot air balloons.

Co-sponsored in partnership by: The London Bridge Lions Club and all three Lake Havasu City Rotary Clubs. For more information contact Marquita McKnight (928-453-3232; marquita@impruvit.com) or Gary Lile (314-807-1971; bud7101@yahoo.com). The Havasu Balloon Festival and Fair, Inc. promotes philanthropy, volunteerism, and community camaraderie. Over 2,000 volunteers from the community and surrounding area assist in this event.

Check out Havasu Balloon Festival & Fair on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/HavasuBalloonFest or visit the website directly at www.havasuballoonfest.com.

DID YOU KNOW? On January 9, 1793, the first balloon flight in North America was made by Jean Pierre Blanchard from Philadelphia to Gloucester County, New Jersey and George Washington was present to see the balloon launch!

*Balloon flight fees are subject to change. Mass Ascensions and balloon rides may be cancelled based on weather conditions. Event dates, times and/or details are subject to change. Please contact event coordinator or check event website to verify information.

Contact Information:

Marquita McKnight 
Phone: 928-486-7979
Email: marquita@impruvit.com


Event Information:

Venue: Nautical Beachfront Resort Golf Course
Address: 1000 McCulloch Bl.
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403
Price: $15 for 3-day pass; kids 14 & under free