Fall River Hot Air Balloon Festival

Have you ever wanted to see a hot air balloon up close and personal? Join us at the Fall River Hot Air Balloon Festival August 26th-28th!

Fall River Hot Air Balloon Festival

The 7th annual festival kicks off in Centennial Park at noon on Friday, August 26. Magician Jared Furnau will be preforming for free. Following his performance, Jared will be making balloon animals for kids. There will also be vendors, food, a farmer’s market and kid activities in the park. The kickoff will end with a free concert from 6 p.m.-8 p.m.

On Saturday at 6 a.m., 30 balloons will launch from Hot Springs Airport (weather permitting). Make sure to watch out for SPECIAL GUEST BALLOONS DARTH VADER AND YODA. Please bring your lawn chair or picnic blanket due to limited bleacher seating.

Entrance to the festival is FREE. There will be light refreshments available at the airport. And don’t forget to buy your official festival t-shirt and balloon memorabilia.

If you have always wanted to ride in a hot air balloon, you can buy a balloon ride in advance. Call (970) 420-4109 or email tamieshrum5@gmail.com to reserve your spot.

The fun Doesn’t End With the Balloon Launch

Head into Hot Springs for more all-day fun, including a walk-in balloon and Fun Zone at The Mammoth Site! Centennial Park activities kick off with a Fun Run and breakfast. There will be free giant inflatables, obstacle courses and bouncy houses on Saturday.

See what amazing goods our vendors have to offer. Look for incredible deals and specials throughout Hot Springs from our local merchants.

Saturday Night features the “Glow around Town.” Balloons will be glowing at the Mammoth Site, Centennial Park, Butler Park and the State Veterans Home.

The POW/MIA and Stars and Stripes balloons will glow at the Michael J. Fitzmaurice State Veterans Home. And don’t miss the special guest balloons YODA and DARTH VADER glowing at Butler Park!

On Sunday (weather permitting) the balloons will once more soar into the sky from the Hot Springs Airport.

Don’t miss this free family friendly event!

Mark your calendars and bring the whole family to Hot Springs for the Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce Fall River Hot Air Balloon Festival.

For more information, visit fallriverballoonfest.com or call the Hot Springs Chamber at 605-745-4140.