The iconic Snowmass Balloon Festival returns to Snowmass Village for its 47th year, September 16-18, 2022. The event will include three days of morning balloon launches, and a Friday evening Balloon Night Glow.
This year, spectators are encouraged to drive in, hike up, bike around or walk right up to take in the sights right from where the balloons take flight!
After you’ve seen the balloons in all their beauty, stroll the Snowmass Mall or Base Village to enjoy breakfast or brunch.
To volunteer for the event, click here.
Balloon Festival Schedule:
Balloon Launches and Viewing
Enjoy up-close viewing and a food truck on the launch field, park along Brush Creek Road and listen to the FM transmission, or hike and bike on nearby trails. All events are free and open to the public, no reservations needed.
7 – 9am: Friday, Saturday, & Sunday
Friday night, enjoy a ‘forest’ of glowing of balloons in the field across Brush Creek Rd. from the Snowmass Rec Center. Click here for more information.
7 – 9pm: Festivities, food trucks and music
7:45 – 8:45pm: Balloon glowing
Ideas: What To Do After The Morning Launches
OTHER WEEKEND EVENTS
- September 16
- September 17
- September 18
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 Snowmass 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.