See the glow of more than a dozen hot air balloons as they light up the night in Snowmass Village. Balloons will be tethered at multiple locations around Snowmass Town Park and the Snowmass Club golf course, and will “dance” to music via a live broadcast on KSPN 103.1 FM.
This is a drive-through event. Guests may view the Balloon Night Glow from inside their cars by driving around the golf course via Brush Creek Road, Owl Creek Road, and Highline Road. You may drive either clockwise or counter-clockwise to loop the golf course, as many times as you would like. Tune your radio to KSPN 103.1 FM to listen to the live broadcast and playlist.
Guests also have the option to watch from local trails, although headlamps and reflectors, along with trail etiquette are encouraged.
Gathering at the event venue in Snowmass Town Park is not permitted. There is no registration required to view the Balloon Night Glow.
Before or after taking in the sights of the balloons, stop in at Snowmass Base Village or stroll the Snowmass Mall for dinner. A bounty of dining options, many with open-air dining, will please any palate. Parking is free in the Base Village Parking Garage and the numbered lots on Carriage Way.
Friday Night Dinner Options:
The Artisan at Stonebridge
Big Hoss Grill: open for breakfast, lunch and dinner 7:30am – 9pm
Black Saddle: open for lunch and dinner by reservation only 11am – 8pm call 970.923.9190
Il Poggio: open 5:30pm – 10pm
Limelight: open for dinner 4pm – 9pm
Mix6 and Moxi Bar: open at 4pm
New Belgium Ranger Station: open for lunch and dinner 12pm – close
Pastore’s Taste of Philly: open for lunch and dinner from 11am – 8pm
Slow Groovin’ BBQ: open 3pm – 10pm
Snowmass Kitchen: open breakfast, lunch and dinner from 7am – 10pm
Snowmass Lane’s and Lounge: open 5:30pm – close
Taster’s: open for lunch and dinner 11am – 9pm
The Edge at Timberline: open 4 – 9pm
The Stew Pot: open for lunch and dinner 11am – 9pm
Toro at Viceroy: open for dinner 5:30 – 9pm
Venga Venga: open Noon – 9pm
Zane’s: open 5pm – midnight
***Summer 2020 events are slated to happen in one form or another; however, changes and cancellations may still occur. Snowmass Tourism and its event partners are diligently working to reengineer each event to meet the public health orders as they are announced. Please check back frequently for any changes or updates.***
How To Get Here
The Snowmass Balloon Festival takes place in Snowmass Town Park. The Snowmass Village Shuttle provides free public transportation throughout Snowmass Village to Town Park. Routes and pick-up locations can be found here.
If you are staying outside of Snowmass Village, RFTA provides free public transportation from Aspen and the Brush Creek Intercept Lot to Town Park Station. Free parking is available at the Brush Creek Intercept Lot. Routes and schedules can be found here.
If you are staying outside of Snowmass Village, RFTA provides free public transportation from Aspen and the Brush Creek Intercept Lot to Base Village. Free parking is available at the Brush Creek Intercept Lot and Town Park Station (Rodeo Lot), with free shuttles to Base Village. Routes and schedules can be found here.
If you are driving, free parking is available in the Base Village Parking Garage. If you park in the garage, take the elevator up to Base Village.
*Due to COVID there will NOT be volunteer positions this year*