Choose Between Two Options
- $17 for Out West Balloon Fest and 5K Fun Run admission for one on Saturday, March 7 ($35 value)
- $32 for Out West Balloon Fest and 5K Fun Run admission for two on Saturday, March 7 ($70 value)
See the full schedule. Race packet pick-up beings at 7 a.m., and the race begins at 8 a.m. The fun run takes racers on a course that includes a jog around University of Phoenix Stadium. Race proceeds benefit 100 Club of Arizona, a non-profit that provides assistance, scholarships, and training to public safety officials include police, firefighters, and paramedics and their families. Runners also get admission to the Saturday morning and evening Glow of the Balloon Fest.
Out West Balloon Fest
How do you improve upon a desert sunset? If you’re an organizer of the Out West Balloon Fest, the answer is probably “a whole bunch of hot air balloons.” Over the course of the three-day festival, the skies above Phoenix become even more colorful spectacles thanks to more than three dozen participating balloons. In addition to the regularly scheduled launches, the family-friendly festival includes tethered balloon rides for passengers hoping to gaze upon University of Phoenix Stadium and the surrounding area from a new perspective. Night skydiving demonstrations by the Arizona Skyhawks will also encourage attendees to keep their necks craned upward.
In between aerial spectacles and demonstrations, the festival provides visitors with plenty of earthbound entertainment opportunities. Live music draws crowds to the grounds’ main stage. A marketplace overflows with vendors selling food, crafts, and gifts. The Kidszone gives youngsters a place to play. Additionally, the Out West Balloon Fest will host a 5K fun run around the stadium with race proceeds going to support the 100 Club of Arizona.