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)

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)
7:20AM Sunrise Flag Ceremony (Balloon Field)
7:45AM Mass Ascension (Balloon Field)
8AM Shaped Balloons on Display for Photographic Opportunities (Balloon Field)
8AM-6PM Carnival open
8AM-3PM ALL Vendors & Art Village Open (Vendor Row)
8AM-3PM Tethered Balloon Rides ($20 per person – Ride Sale Tent)
9:00AM Live art demonstrations (Art Village)
10:00AM – 2:00PM Various activities on the balloon field (Balloon Field)
10:30AM Skydivers (Balloon Field)
10:30AM Paper Balloon Launch (Skybox)
11:30AM Dogs Agility Show (Skybox)
12:30PM – 4:30PM Live entertainment TBD (Main Stage – Food Court)
1:30PM Hot Hips Belly Dancers (Main Stage – Food Court)
Skydivers (Balloon field)
2:30PM Hot Hips Belly Dancers (Main Stage – Food Court)
3:30PM-4:15PM Un-tethered balloon rides ticket sales for Friday afternoon ($200 pp) (Ride sale tent)
3:30PM Hot Hips Belly Dancers (Main Stage – Food Court)
3:30PM Kite Show (Balloon Field) *
3:30PM Bubble Girl (main stage)
4:30PM-5:30PM Afternoon Mass ascension (Balloon field) (Weather permitting)
5PM-9PM Gondola Club / VIP Dinner (Gondola Club/VIP/Pilot Tent)
5:15PM-6:15PM Live entertainment TBD (Main Stage – Food Court)
6:30PM Night Glow or Field of Fire (Balloon Field)
7:30PM-8:45PM Live entertainment TBD (Main Stage – Food Court)
9:00PM-9:15PM Live entertainment Finale TBD  (Main Stage – Food Court)
9:00PM End of scheduled festival events.
Carnival & some vendors will remain open after 9:00pm
10:30PM CARNIVAL & VENDORS CLOSE
 * = 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/Pilot tent)
Gondola Club/Pilot tent opens
6AM Un-tethered balloon rides ticket sales for Saturday morning ($200 pp) (Ride sale tent)
7:20AM Sunrise Flag Ceremony (Balloon Field)
7:45AM Mass ascension (Balloon field)
Shaped Balloons on Display for Photographic Opportunities (Balloon Field)
8AM-6PM Carnival open
8AM-3PM ALL Vendors & Art Village Open (Vendor Row)
8AM Run With Balloons starts (Location TBD)
10AM Tethered balloon rides ($20 per person) (Ride sales tent)
9AM Live art demonstrations (Art Village)
Kidz Zone activities: Face painting, Craft Tent, Braids & Beads, Parachute Races &
Games (Kidz Zone)
9:30AM Youth Activity and Show – TBD (Skybox)
10AM Live art demonstrations (Art Village)
Paper Balloon Launch (Skybox)
10AM-11:15AM Live Entertainment – TBA (Main Stage – Food Court)
10AM-2PM Various activities on the balloon field (Balloon Field)
10AM-4PM Skydivers (Balloon field)
10AM-2PM Various activities on the balloon field (Balloon Field)
10AM-11:45AM Live entertainment – TBD  (Main Stage – Food Court)
10AM-2PM Various activities on the balloon field (Balloon Field)
10:45AM Run With Balloons DJ-Dance Party (Main Stage – Food Court)
11:30AM Dogs Agility Show (Skybox)
12:15PM-4:15PM Live entertainment – TBD (Main Stage – Food
Court)
12:30PM Dance with a cartoon character (Kid Zone)
1:15PM Youth Show (Main Stage – Food Court)
1:30PM Youth Show (Skybox)
Dance with a cartoon character (Kid Zone)
2:15PM Youth Show (Main Stage – Food Court)
2:30PM Dogs Agility Show (Skybox)
3:15PM Hot Hips Belly Dancers (Main Stage – Food Court)
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)
4pm Ping Pong Ball Drop from Tethered Balloon (Balloon Field)
4PM-8PM Various activities on the balloon field (Balloon Field)
4:15PM Hot Hips Belly Dancers (Main Stage – Food Court)
4:30PM-5:30PM Afternoon Mass ascension (Balloon field) (Weather permitting)
5PM–8PM Gondola Club & Pilot dinner (Gondola Club/Pilot tent)
5:15PM-6:15PM Live entertainment TBD (Main Stage – Food Court)
6:30PM Night Glow or Field of Fire (Balloon field)
7:30PM-8:30PM Live entertainment TBD (Main Stage – Food Court)
9PM End of scheduled festival events.
Carnival & some vendors will remain open after 9:00pm
10:30PM CARNIVAL & VENDORS CLOSE
11PM Public Gates Close
All vehicles left in London Bridge Plaza lot will be towed

* = 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/Pilot tent)
Gondola Club/Pilot tent opens
6AM Un-tethered balloon rides ticket sales for Sunday morning ($200 pp) (Ride sale tent)
7:20AM Sunrise: Flag ceremony (Balloon Field)
7:45AM Mass ascension (Balloon field)
Shaped Balloons on Display for Photographic Opportunities (Balloon Field)
8AM-6PM Carnival open
8AM-6PM ALL vendors & Art Village open (Vendor row)
8AM-3PM Tethered balloon rides ($20 per person) (Ride sales tent)
9AM Live art demonstrations (Art Village)
Kidz Zone activities: Face painting, Craft Tent, Braids & Beads, Parachute Races &
Games (Kidz Zone)
10AM-3PM Live art demonstrations (Art Village)
10AM-4PM Skydivers (Balloon field)
11:30AM Paper Balloon Launch (Skybox)
12:30PM-4PM Live entertainment – TBD (Main stage – Food court)
12:30PM Dogs Agility Show (Skybox)
12:45PM Hot Hips Belly Dancers (Main Stage – Food Court)
1:00PM Live entertainment – TBD  (Main Stage – Food Court)
1:45PM Skydivers (Balloon field)
2PM Live entertainment – TBD  (Main Stage – Food Court)
2PM Kite Show, Parachute Races (Balloon Field)
2:30PM Dogs Agility Show (Skybox)
3PM Youth Show (Main stage – Food court)
3:15PM Bubble Artist (Main stage – Food court)
3:30PM-4:15PM *Untethered Balloon Rides Ticket Sales for Saturday Afternoon ($200 pp-Ride Sale Tent)
4PM Hot Hips Belly Dancers (Main Stage – Food Court)
4:00PM-8:00PM Live entertainment – TBD  (Main Stage – Food Court)
4:30PM-5:30PM Afternoon mass ascension (Balloon field)
4:30PM-6:30PM Live entertainment -TBD (Main stage – Food court)
5PM Hot Hips Belly Dancers (Main Stage-Food Court)
6:30PM Night Glow or Field of Fire (Balloon field)
6:30PM END OF SCHEDULED FESTIVAL EVENTS
Carnival & Some Vendors will remain open
CARNIVAL & VENDORS CLOSE
9:00PM Public Gates Close
All vehicles left in London Bridge Plaza lot will be towed

* = Weather Permitting

This schedule is subject to change without prior notice.