Choose Between Two Options
- $10 for admission for two to an Out West Balloon Fest morning launch on March 7 or 8 ($20 value)
- $15 for admission for two to an Out West Balloon Fest evening glow on March 6 or 7 ($30 value)
Morning launches run from 6-11 a.m., and evening glows run from 4-9 p.m. Click here for full event schedules.
Out West Balloon Fest
Floating above Glendale like giant soap bubbles or massive spherical birds, dozens of hot air balloons celebrate the freedom of the skies at the first-ever Out West Balloon Fest. Weekend events include Hare and Hound competitions where one balloon is chased by a team of others and Declared competitions where pilots test their skills by shooting for a pre-determined spot. Other highlights include parachute jumps by the Arizona Skyhawks and evening glows where the balloons rest on the ground for visitors to peruse the serene, lit-up floats in twilight hours complete with live music, food and drinks, a kids zone, and tethered balloon rides where attendees can enjoy a taste of the high life for themselves.