The iconic Snowmass Balloon Festival returns to Snowmass Village for its 48th year, September 22-24, 2023. The long-standing Rocky Mountain tradition features three days of 30+ festive balloons launching into the air from 7:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. amidst the sunrise and the stunning background of Snowmass in the fall. [Please note: there is NO balloon glow in the evening this year]
Looking for the best place to view the festival? We recommend heading to the launch field at Snowmass Town Park! This location allows spectators an up-close view as the pilots prepare and launch their balloons. Please note, no dogs are allowed on the launch field. For the best hiking and biking trails to view the Balloon Festival, check out this article.
***Limited parking will be available at Town Park this year due to construction. Please plan on parking at the Intercept Lot and riding the free bus.***
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.
Ideas: What To Do After The Morning Launches
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.