13th Annual Arizona Balloon Classic

13th Annual Arizona Balloon Classic
01/26/2024 - 01/28/2024
Goodyear Ballpark - Goodyear, Arizona
Balloon Festivals
Event Custom Field 1:
Tim Matykiewicz
Event Custom Field 2:
Event Custom Field 3:


Arizona’s Premier Hot Air Balloon Festival


Dates:  Friday, Saturday & Sunday, January 26th, 27th & 28th, 2024 – SOARING MORE IN 24!!!

Gates Open & Close:  Friday 4:00 PM – 9 PM; Saturday 7:00 AM – 9 PM; Sunday 7:00 AM – 12 PM (subject to change)

Balloon Event Times: Morning “Ascensions” (Saturday and Sunday): 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM; Evening Glows (Friday & Saturday): 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM (times subject to change)

*PLEASE NOTE:  Balloon Liftoffs & Glows times depend on weather conditions.

Location:  Goodyear Ballpark – 1933 S. Ballpark Way, Goodyear, Arizona 85338

Attendance: Over 20,000 spectators are expected to enjoy this community and destination event.

Balloons:  Up to 25 hot-air balloons, including special shapes, will participate

Beneficiary: The Honey Foundation, Random Acts of Kindness Movement & Foundation - It’s our mission to make the world a better place, one kind act at a time, spreading compassion and generosity across the globe. Kindness is contagious, and it can be fun, too. Find details at

Events:  The Arizona Balloon Classic – On Saturday and Sunday mornings, January 27th & 28th, the sky will be filled with colorful hot-air balloons participating in the Morning Ascensions from the grassy fields of the Goodyear Ballpark for a spectacular sight of mass and color. Spectators can walk on the field and experience the balloon's inflation and lift-off. Photo taking is invited.

DESERT GLOWS on Friday and Saturday evenings, January 26th & 27th are our most popular attended events. A field full of illuminated, tethered, hot air balloons will glow in time to music.

Other Events:  Hot Air Balloon rides, Family Fun Zone, BMX Stunt shows, Desert Winds Kite Festival, Hot Air Balloon Tether rides, Live Entertainment, sampling, and many other exciting events. Retail shopping and commercial exhibits for purchases or browsing.

Street FoodFest:  Our 7th Annual “Street Foodfest” is set with a culinary experience including festival food favorites, “Beer Stations”, Live music on stage, and more. Come hungry and stay for a while…

Admission:  For any one day - $30 at the gate. DISCOUNT tickets are on sale starting Friday, November 24th. Active Military, Veterans, and Children 12 & under are always FREE—group ticket packages of 10 or more are available. General parking is $10. PLEASE NOTE, NO PETS ARE ALLOWED. ALL BALLOONING EVENTS ARE DEPENDENT UPON WEATHER CONDITIONS. NO REFUNDS. RAIN CHECKS ARE OFFERED TO OTHER BALLOON EVENTS DUE TO CANCELLATION.


Goodyear Ballpark
1933 S. Ballpark Way
United States
Venue Custom Field 1:
Tim Matykiewicz
Venue Custom Field 2:
Venue Custom Field 3:


14 acres of wide open spaces on the ground and in the air. Winds move SSW in January from the ballpark. Easy drive-in and access for chase crew.

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