The Snowmass Balloon Festival fills the sky with one of the highest-altitude balloon events in the country. Over three days, 30 pilots compete in challenges such as a distance race that covers the whole Roaring Fork Valley. Highlights include Saturday Evening Glow on Fanny Hill and free music with light show featuring brightly colored balloons lighting up the night sky. All Balloon Festival events are free.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16
7:00am-10:00am – Carter Memorial Colorado Rat Race
This annual tradition features 25 of our most seasoned and daring pilots as they race
to see who can fly the farthest down valley in 3 hours.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17
7:00am-10:00am – The SnowMASS Ascension & X-Marks the Spot
7:30am-10:00am – Kids’ Elevation Station (Free bounce house, face painting & more)
7:45pm-9:00pm – Saturday Evening Balloon Glow and Glow Show
The 2016 Snowmass Glow Show in Base Village takes on a new theme of both future and yesteryear – Gypsie-Jazz Steam Punk. The Gypsy Jazz Band, Swing Je T’aime, will groove the mountain as steampunk characters entertain the crowd and hot air balloons light up Fanny Hill. Surprises are the name of the game with this all ages show which will feature fire, giveaways and, of course, balloons!
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18
7:00am-10:00am – The SnowMASS Ascension & Balloon Dance
7:30am-10:00am – Kids’ Elevation Station
*All events are subject to change and weather dependent.
Balloon Festival Information and Weather Hotline: 970.922.2233
Don’t miss the annual Snowmass Wine Festival Dinner on Friday, September 16th or the annual Grand Tasting on Saturday, September 17th at Town Park! While you’re at the Grand Tasting, be sure to check out The Ferrari Showcase or check out some amazing autos on auction at The Finest Automobile Auction at the Snowmass Club’s Black Saddle.
So, why should you volunteer for Snowmass Balloon Festival?
Date: September 16th - September 18th, 2016
Time: All Day
Location: Snowmass Softball Field and Base Village
Snowmass Softball Field and Base Village
Snowmass Village , CO 81615