Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Out West Balloon Fest & Fun Run

My family will be provided tickets to the event in exchange for this post.

Out West Balloon Fest and Fun Run

March 6, 7 & 8

University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale

  
What:   More than 35 hot air balloons will decorate the sky at the first annual Out West Balloon Fest and Fun Run at the University of Phoenix in Glendale, Arizona.  This will be a weekend filled with hot air and much more.  The weekend kicks off on Friday with a night balloon glow.  There will be lots of fun shaped balloons like bumblebees, butterflies, and even Smokey the Bear.  Come see these amazing sights as they light up the sky and participate in tethered balloon rides.  There will also be dozens of food and novelty vendors, live music, wine, craft beer tastings, and opportunities to meet the balloon pilots.  There will even be a special area for the kids with inflatables, a climbing wall, and more.  



On Saturday morning there will be a family-friendly 5K fun run.  The proceeds from the run will benefit the 100 Club of Arizona.  There will also be a balloon glow that evening.  There will be a balloon competition that Grand Marshall Bill Cutter will start by launching his own balloon.  He will land and lay out the target that the racing balloons will try to drop their bean bag closest to the center of the target to win prizes.  

On Sunday there will be a competitive balloon race.  The hot air balloon pilots will be showing off their skills by competing in a race to launch and land at one of three declared spots to win a prize.  This will be fun for the whole family to watch.  

When:  March 6, 7 and 8

Where:  University of Phoenix Stadium Glendale, AZ 

Costs:  Tickets range from $10 to $20 per person. Kids ages 12 and younger are free.

Event Information and Schedule:

Friday Evening Balloon Glow 4-9 p.m.
4 p.m.
Gates Open
4-9 p.m.
Vendor Market, Food vendors, Kidszone
5:30 p.m.
Tethered Balloon Rides
5-9 p.m.
Live music on the main stage
6:30-8:30 p.m.
25 hot air balloon glow
8:30 p.m.
Night skydiving demo by the Arizona Skyhawks
9 p.m.
Gates close
Saturday Morning Balloon Launch 6-11 a.m.
6 a.m.
Gates Open
6-11 a.m.
Vendor Market, Food vendors, Kidszone
7 a.m.
Morning Passenger Flights
7 a.m.
5K Fun Run
7 a.m.
Balloon launch, Hare and Hound competition
11 a.m.
Gates close
Saturday Evening Balloon Glow 4-9 p.m.
4 p.m.
Gates Open
4-9 p.m.
Vendor Market, Food vendors, Kidszone
5:30 p.m.
Tethered Balloon Rides
5-9 p.m.
Live music on the mainstage
6:30-8:30 p.m.
25 hot air balloon glow
8:30 p.m.
Night skydiving demo by the Arizona Skyhawks
9 p.m.
Gates close
Sunday Morning Balloon Launch 6-11 a.m.
6 a.m.
Gates Open
6-11 a.m.
Vendor Market, Food vendors, Kidszone
7 a.m.
Morning Passenger Flights
7 a.m.
Balloon Launch, Declared balloon race competition
11 a.m.
Gates Close
*Events subject to change based on weather.

***Some activities require an additional fee. Please visit the website above for more information.

My family will be provided tickets to the event in exchange for this post. I was not compensated in any way. All thoughts and opinions are my own and not influenced. disclosure

2 comments:

  1. I would love to watch my boys watch the balloons take off

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  2. I would love to watch my boys watch the balloons take off

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