Snowmass Balloon Festival
Sep. 24, 2023 | 7:00 am - 9:00 am
2835 Brush Creek Rd Snowmass Village, CO 81615 [ MAP ]
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 7:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m. amidst the sunrise and the stunning background of Snowmass in the fall.
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
Ideas: What To Do After The Morning Launches
- Grab Breakfast at any of the following:
- The Crêpe Shack by Mawa’s Kitchen
- Limelight Lounge
- Big Hoss
- Jüs Snowmass
- First Chair
- Snowmass Art Walk FREE!
- Elk Camp Gondola, Snowmass Bike Park, and Lost Forest (10:00am-5:00pm)
- The Collective Daily Activities + Game Lounge & Selfie Den FREE (2:00pm-8:00pm)
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.