Fun Family Events Schedule

Arizona Balloon glows at Phoenix Balloon Festival

Balloon Activity Schedule

 All event times are approximate. All balloon activity is subject to appropriate weather conditions. 

Friday January 26 AM

 

Media Flight from Launch field


  • Possible Competitive flight
  • Media Inflations 4 AM to 9 AM
  • Launch Period 7:30 to 9:30

Friday January 26 PM

 

Desert Glow Balloon Illumination Featuring 12 Balloons and 4 Special Shapes

  • Balloons Take the field  4:00 PM
  • First inflations    6:30 PM Weather permitting
  • Glow period    6:30 to 7:30 PM

Saturday January 27 AM

 


Phoenix Balloon Challenge Competitive Flight 

Featuring 25 Balloons, 2 Launch Waves


  • Pilot Briefing for Launch 6:45 AM
  • Launch period starts 7:30
  • Launch period ends 9:00 AM

Saturday January 27 PM

 

Desert Glow Balloon Illumination Featuring 13 Balloons and 4 Special Shape

  • Balloons Take the field  4:00 PM
  • First inflations  6:30 PM Weather permitting
  • Glow period    6:30 to 7:30 PM
  • Fireworks to Follow Glow

Sunday January 28 AM

 

Phoenix Balloon Challenge Competitive Flight 

Featuring 25 Balloons, 2 Launch Waves


  • Pilot Briefing for Launch 6:45 AM
  • Launch period starts 7:30
  • Launch period ends 9:00 AM
  • Competition Awards and Farewell ceremony 11:00 AM

Want to fly aloft in one of our balloons

Fly aboard a festival balloon! $195.00 per person

 Advance Booking required