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Hot Air Balloon Festival

August 29 - 30, 2020

COVID-19 Update

The event organizers are carefully monitoring the evolving Coronavirus situation and are taking steps to ensure the wellbeing of everyone involved with our event. The event dates have moved to August 29-30. The Tunes & Balloons (Balloon Glow) event has been cancelled as a precautionary measure to ensure social distancing this summer. Visit their website for the most update to date information.

Art in the Park has been canceled for this summer. 


39th Annual Hot Air Balloon Rodeo

The Hot Air Balloon Rodeo offers guests a spectacle like no other with a sky full of color. Get to the launch grounds early to see the balloons inflate and enjoy this wonderful photography opportunity.

Make sure to arrive early to watch the balloons inflate and take flight. Once the balloons are in the air, sip on coffee, grab breakfast and visit with local vendors as you watch more balloons dot the Yampa Valley sky.

View the complete schedule here.

Steamboat Hot Air Balloon Rodeo

2020 Weekend Schedule

Saturday, August  29th

6:00 - 9:30 a.m. Balloon Inflation, Bald Eagle Lake. No Public Admittance 
6:30 - 9:30 a.m. Balloon viewing at Meadows and Upper Knoll Parking lots. No dogs are allowed due to balloon hazards. 
6:30 - 9:30 a.m. Vendor Village at the Tennis Center. 250 admitted at a time.
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Farmers Market, Downtown Steamboat

Sunday, August 30th

6:00 - 9:30 a.m. Balloon Inflation, Bald Eagle Lake. No Public Admittance 
6:30 - 9:30 a.m. Balloon viewing at Meadows and Upper Knoll Parking lots. No dogs are allowed due to balloon hazards. 
6:30 - 9:30 a.m. Vendor Village at the Tennis Center. 250 admitted at a time.

View the full calendar of events for Hot Air Balloon Festival weekend by clicking on the link below. Please continue to check back for updates on the weekend schedule.

Launch Field Location

Approximately 9/10 of a mile south of Walton Creek Road on Highway 40. The physical address is: 35565 South Highway 40 and the property is better known as the Bald Eagle Lake. The public is not allowed at the launch field in 2020.

Parking

Balloon viewing and vendor village parking will be available at the Meadows and Upper Knoll Parking lots. There will be a suggested donation of $15 per car to help insure the longevity of the most colorful weekend in Steamboat Springs! 

Additional Information

For additional information on the event, sponsorships opportunities, and more, please contact Logan Molen, 970-871-4224.