The four-day festival is slated for January 19th through the 22nd and is expected to bring more than 25,000 visitors to the event. On January 14th we have our Annual Golf Tournament, this year at Lake Havasu Golf Club. Be sure and check out the website for the registration form. Also on January 21st is our Annual 10K and 5K Annual Fun Run/Walk which you can sign up for on the website as well.
According to organizers this is the largest balloon festival in January in the U.S. and attracts balloonists from Canada, the Midwest, and all over the world. There is offsite parking with four huge parking lots that attendees can use. Buses and shuttles will bring people to and from the front gates. The event location is back at Windsor 4 Beach, Lake Havasu State Park close to the London Bridge. The 2023 event theme is “Balloons Over The Bridge”.
One of the popular activities is the balloon glow at night with its new name “Glowin’ on the River”, which features a DJ and MC and will be choreographed to music. There will also be fun glow sticks and glow items available for purchase. When balloons glow and the lights flicker, it is heart-pumping and spectacular. In the morning balloon pilots also do a “splash-and-dash” over the water close to the London Bridge in the Channel, allowing the balloon baskets to barely touch the water. It takes a lot of skill for the pilot to accomplish that.
For entertainment, four headline acts will appear on stage, including RAS-1, Black Donnelly’s, Kevin Jaxon, and Matt Farris. A variety of local bands, other live music, and local clubs, karate, and youth clubs will provide additional entertainment. Carnival rides will delight kids of all ages.
Please plan on coming out and enjoying the whole day. Come for the balloon launch in the morning, enjoy the entertainment all day and stay for the balloon glow in the evening. We will also have vendors and an assortment of food trucks and beer gardens to satisfy all your tastes.
The festival is run 100% by volunteers and takes approximately 1,200+ people to donate their time for the four-day event. Many volunteers spend their time all year long in the planning stages. Funds raised are divided amongst the Lake Havasu City Lions, three Rotary Clubs, and the Kiwanis Club of Lake Havasu City, which they in turn donate back into the local community. Our hope is that you will participate in our exciting event and help to contribute to those less fortunate in our community.
Lake Havasu City is a fun place to be and a day trip from Laughlin, Las Vegas, Eastern Arizona, and Phoenix. We hope everyone decides to attend, and have fun outside while enjoying our great weather. It’s a great colorful, exciting, and spectacular event. For more information, please call 928-505-2440 or visit www.HavasuBalloonFestival.com
We are once again at Windsor Beach 4, Arizona State Park. With over 70 Hot Air balloons including some new Special Shape Balloons including Elvis and the UFO Balloon. We will have food, entertainment, and carnival rides.
The 12th Annual Havasu Balloon Festival and Fair is heating up for an amazing January event!
Our Title Partner, Anderson Toyota, is back for yet another year supporting our 2023 event theme
“Balloons Over The Bridge”