2017 Snowmass Balloon Festival

Sept. 8-10

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Experience a dazzling in-air display complete with colorful balloons and stunning mountain scenery at the annual Snowmass Balloon Festival. For three days, 30 pilots compete in a variety of aerial competitions, including a race which spans the whole Roaring Fork Valley. One event not to be missed is the Evening Glow (on Saturday, Sept. 9) on Fanny Hill. This spectacular twilight spectacle features brightly colored balloon lighting up the night sky.

All Snowmass Balloon Festival events are free!

Reserve Lodging

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2017 Snowmass Balloon Festival Schedule

Friday, September 8

  • 7 a.m.-10 a.m.: Carter Memorial Colorado Rat Race
Saturday, September 9
  • 7 a.m.- 10 a.m.: The Snowmass Ascension & X-Marks the Spot
  • 7:30 a.m. -10 a.m.: Kids’ Elevation Station (Free bouncy house, face painting and more)
  • 7:45 p.m.-9 p.m.: Saturday Evening Balloon Glow and 90’s Night Glow Show
Sunday, September 10
  • 7 a.m. - 10 a.m.: The Snowmass Ascension and Balloon Dance
  • 7:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.: Kids’ Elevation Station(Free bouncy house, face painting and more)
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