You are cordially invited to the 7th Annual Havasu Balloon Festival & 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!
This year's theme: “Bubbles & Balloons above Buckets of Fun!”
Close-in/Preferred and handicap parking: $10 (whether 1 day or all 3 days)
Free parking also available in the center of the island
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.
SCHEDULE (click here)
HOT AIR BALLOON FLIGHTS**
Lake Havasu Marina
: $160 for 7 nights (1/9-1/15)
Good Sam RV Club Park (at Site Six
on the island): $140 for 5 nights (1/11-1/15)
Nautical Beachfront Resort: $340 for 5 nights (1/11-1/17)
||Balloon Night Glow
||Carnival Rides & Events
|Sky Diver Jumps & Shows
||Arts & Crafts
||Gondola & SkyBox Club
||Live Stage Bands
||RC Plane Shows
||Vintage/Classic Car Show
2016's event drew 24,000 attendees and proudly flew 72 balloons, 60 sport balloons (invite only), 8 special shapes and four corporate balloons. For 2017, expect new shape balloons along with the sport and corporate balloons. Additionally, balloon rides will be sold two days before the event and one day after for your ballooning pleasure! The balloons love to soar over Lake Havasu City and in and around the Bridgewater Channel and the London Bridge, so get your cameras ready. Giant balloons lightly touch the water and quickly ascend if there are no boats or non-motorized craft or persons in harm's way.
If you want to experience ballooning from lift-off, 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 on the balloon field on the island or around town where they are lifting off. 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 aThe London Bridge Rotary Club, the Lake Havasu Rotary Club, the Sunrise Rotary Club and the Daybreakers Lions Clubs. For more information contact Marquita McKnight (928-486-7979; firstname.lastname@example.org
) or Anthony Marr (928-486-6277; email@example.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!
*Subject to change as event nears. Contact event coordinator to verify information.
**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.