Arizona's premier hot air balloon race & festival!
THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW
Dates: Friday, Saturday & Sunday, January 28th, 29th & 30th, 2022
Gates Open & Close: Friday 4:00PM – 8PM; Saturday 7:00AM – 8PM; Sunday 7:00AM – 10AM (subject to change)
Balloon Event Times: Morning “Hare & Hound” competition (Saturday and Sunday): 7:35AM – 8:35AM; Evening Glows (Friday & Saturday): 6:30PM – 7:30PM (times subject to change)
*PLEASE NOTE: Balloon Liftoffs & Glows times are always dependent upon weather conditions.
Location: Goodyear Ballpark – 1933 S. Ballpark Way, Goodyear, Arizona 85338
Beneficiary: Valley of the Sun United Way - Valley of the Sun United Way’s mission is to break the cycle of poverty for Valley families. “We fight to end hunger in the classroom, to end homelessness, and to put a stop to financial instability.” A portion of ticket sales will go directly back to Valley of the Sun United Way programs. Join the fight, visit vsuw.org.
Attendance: Up to 20,000 spectators are expected to enjoy this community event.
Balloons: Up to 25 hot-air balloons, including special shapes, will participate
Events: The Arizona Balloon Classic” – On Saturday and Sunday mornings, January 29th & 30th, the sky will be filled with colorful hot-air balloons participate in thrilling “Hare & Hound” races 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 balloons inflation and lift off. Photo taking is invited.
DESERT GLOWS on Friday and Saturday evenings, January 28th & 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, the QT Family Fun Zone, Hot Air Balloon Tether rides, Laser Light Show (Friday ONLY), Fireworks (Saturday ONLY), Live Entertainment, sampling, and many other exciting events. Retail shopping and commercial exhibits for purchases or browsing.
Street Foodfest: Our “Taste of the Classic” is set with a culinary experience including festival food favorites, “Beer Tents”, Live music stage and more. Come hungry and stay for a while…