Absolutely No pets are allowed at this event. 
Check back often as event times are subject to change for the 2018 Balloonfest.

* = Weather Permitting

Thursday – January 18

8AM Skyward Students (School Displays) (*= Weather permitting)
6AM – 8PM “MEET THE PILOTS” partners, pilots and crew social (Hors d’oeurves) (VIP/Pilot tent)
6:30PM

Special Balloon Glow tonight starting at 6:30. Tickets available at the door.

Friday – January 19

6AM Public gates open (All entrances) (Special Needs Group 9:00 – Noon)
Food vendors open (Vendor row)
Gondola Club breakfast (Gondola Club/Pilot tent)
Gondola Club/Pilot tent opens
6AM – 9PM Untethered Balloon Rides Ticket Sales for Friday Morning ($200 pp – Ride Sale Tent) (Weather permitting)*
7:20AM Sunrise Flag Ceremony (Balloon Field)
7:45AM Mass Ascension (Balloon Field) (Weather permitting)*
8AM Shaped Balloons on Display for Photographic Opportunities (Balloon Field)
8AM-6PM ALL Vendors & Art Village Open  (Vendor Row) some vendors open until closing
8AM-3PM Tethered Balloon Rides ($20 per person – Ride Sale Tent) (Weather permitting)*
9AM-10:30PM Carnival Open
9:00AM Live art demonstrations (Art Village)
10:30AM Paper Balloon Launch (Bleachers)
11:00AM Mohave County Sheriff K-9 Demo (Bleachers)
12:30PM – 3PM Live entertainment “One Way Out” (Main Stage – Food Court)
1:00PM Hot Hips Belly Dancers (Main Stage – Food Court)
3:00PM Mohave County Sheriff K-9 Demo (Bleachers)
3:30PM-4:15PM Un-tethered balloon rides ticket sales for Friday afternoon ($200 pp) (Ride sale tent) (Weather permitting)*
3:30 – 6:30PM Live entertainment “Chuck E Bumps” (Main Stage – Food Court)
3:30PM Kite Show (Balloon Field) *
4:15PM Bubble Girl (Main Stage)
4:30PM-5:30PM Afternoon Mass ascension (Balloon field) (Weather permitting)*
5PM-9PM Gondola Club / VIP / Pilot Dinner (Gondola Club/VIP/Pilot Tent)
6:30PM Night Glow or Field of Fire (Balloon Field) (Weather permitting)*
7:30PM-10PM Live entertainment “The Walkens” (Main Stage – Food Court)
10:00PM End of scheduled festival events.
10:00PM Carnival & some vendors will remain open after 10:00pm
10:30PM CARNIVAL & VENDORS CLOSE
10:45PM Public gates close  (All vehicles left in London Bridge Plaza overnight will be towed)
 * = Weather Permitting

Saturday – January 20

Check back often as event times are subject to change
6:00 AM Public gates open (All entrances)
Food vendors open (Vendor Row)
6AM – 9PM Gondola Club breakfast (Gondola Club/VIP/Pilot tent)
Gondola Club/VIP/Pilot tent opens
6AM Un-tethered balloon rides ticket sales for Saturday morning ($200 pp) (Ride sale tent) (Weather permitting)*
7:20AM Sunrise Flag Ceremony (Balloon Field)
7:45AM Mass ascension (Balloon field) Shaped Balloons on Display for Photographic Opportunities (Balloon Field) (Weather permitting)*
9AM-10:30PM Carnival open
8AM-6PM ALL Vendors & Art Village Open (Vendor Row) (Some vendors until closing)
8AM Run With Balloons starts (Main Stage)
8AM-3PM Tethered balloon rides ($20 per person) (Ride sales tent) (Weather permitting)*
9AM Live art demonstrations (Art Village)
Kidz Zone activities: Pony Rides, Face painting, Crafts, Braids & Beads, Parachute Races & Games (Kidz Zone)
9:30AM Lake Havasu Black Belt Academy (Bleachers)
10AM-12:30PM Blue Country Band
10AM Paper Balloon Launch (Bleachers)
10:45AM Run With Balloons DJ-Dance Party (Main Stage – Food Court)
11AM Universal Gymnastics and Cheer (Bleachers)
11:30AM Frisbee and Fly Ball Dog Teams (Bleachers)
12:30PM Pyro Juggler (Bleachers)
12:30PM Mohave County Sheriff K-9 Demo (Main Stage)
1:00PM-3:30PM Live entertainment – “The Borrowers” (Main Stage – Food Court)
1:30PM Frisbee and Fly Ball Dog Teams (Bleachers)
1:45PM Hot Hips Belly Dancers (Main Stage)
2:00PM Havasu Elite Baton Twirling (Bleachers)
2:45PM Hot Hips Belly Dancers (Main Stage – Food Court)
3:00PM Mohave County Sheriff K-9 Demo (Bleachers)
3:30PM Kite Show, Parachute Races (Balloon Field)
3:30PM-4:15PM *Untethered Balloon Rides Ticket Sales for Saturday Afternoon ($200 pp-Ride Sale Tent) (Weather permitting)*
4:00pm  Ping Pong Ball Drop from Tethered Balloon (Balloon Field) (Weather permitting)*
4:00 – 6:30PM Live Entertainment – “Kevin Jaxon and the Midnight Sun” (Main Stage – Food Court)
4:30PM-5:30PM Afternoon Mass ascension (Balloon field) (Weather permitting)*
5PM–8PM Gondola Club / VIP / Pilot dinner (Gondola Club/VIP/Pilot tent)
6:30PM Night Glow or Field of Fire (Balloon field)
7:30PM-10PM Live entertainment “One of These Nights” (Eagles Tribute Band) (Main Stage – Food Court)
10:00PM End of scheduled festival events.
10:00PM Carnival & some vendors will remain open after 10:00pm
10:30PM CARNIVAL & VENDORS CLOSE
10:45PM Public Gates Close
 (All vehicles left in London Bridge Plaza overnight will be towed – Reminder, the Sunday Swap Meet will be held on Sunday, so make plans for alternative parking on Sunday!)

* = Weather Permitting

Sunday – January 21

Check back often as event times are subject to change
6:00 AM Public gates open (All entrances)
Food vendors open (Vendor Row)
6AM-9PM Gondola Club breakfast (Gondola Club/VIP/Pilot tent)
Gondola Club/VIP/Pilot tent opens
6AM Un-tethered balloon rides ticket sales for Sunday morning ($200 pp) (Ride sale tent) (Weather permitting)*
7:20AM Sunrise: Flag ceremony (Balloon Field)
7:45AM Mass ascension (Balloon field)
Shaped Balloons on Display for Photographic Opportunities (Balloon Field) (Weather permitting)*
8AM-6PM ALL vendors & Art Village open (Vendor row)
8AM-3PM Tethered balloon rides ($20 per person) (Ride sales tent) (Weather permitting)*
9AM-10:00PM Carnival open
9AM Live art demonstrations (Art Village)
Kidz Zone activities: Pony Rides, Face painting, Craft Tent, Braids & Beads, Parachute Races & Games (Kidz Zone)
11AM-2PM Live Entertainment “Nic & Kid” (Main Stage – Food Court)
11:30AM Paper Balloon Launch (Bleachers)
12:00PM Mohave County Sheriff K-9 Demo (Main Stage)
12:30PM Hot Hips Belly Dancers (Bleachers)
1:00PM Pyro Juggler (Bleachers)
2:00PM Kite Show, Parachute Races (Balloon Field) (Weather permitting)*
2:30PM-5:30PM Live Entertainment – “Derral Gleason” (Main Stage – Food Court)
3PM Mohave County Sheriff K-9 Demo (Bleachers)
3:30PM Bubble Girl (Main stage – Food court)
3:30PM-4:15PM *Untethered Balloon Rides Ticket Sales for Saturday Afternoon ($200 pp-Ride Sale Tent) (Weather permitting)*
4:30PM-5:30PM Afternoon mass ascension (Balloon field) (Weather permitting)*
5PM -8PM Gondola Club / VIP / Pilot dinner (Gondola Club/VIP/Pilot tent)
6:30PM Night Glow or Field of Fire (Balloon field)
6:00PM-10PM Live entertainment – “Matt Farris” (Main Stage – Food court)
10:00PM END OF SCHEDULED FESTIVAL EVENTS
10:00PM CARNIVAL & VENDORS CLOSE
10:30PM Public Gates Close
(All vehicles left in London Bridge Plaza lot overnight will be towed)

* = Weather Permitting

This schedule is subject to change without prior notice.