Don’t miss seeing the hot air balloons!
Hot air balloons need COOL AIR and CALM WIND in order to be inflated and float.
As early as 5 AM, you can watch the pilots and crew prepare and inflate the balloons.
And then the balloons will lift off around 6-7 AM, with the chase crew in 4x4s following after them! The next time you can see them is around 6:30 PM for the Night Glow.
Please note that all flying events are dependent on favorable wind conditions.
The schedule may change without prior notice.
Avoid congested traffic and parking conditions near Balloon Fiesta Park.
Make sure you get there early so you can get a parking slot near the gates.
Parking fees are on a per entry basis.
Parking rates are:
Gates and ticketing booths open by 4:30AM, events start at 5:30AM, and Fiesta grounds close at 9:30PM.
Camping out in the Fiesta grounds is NOT allowed
for your safety and security.