Hot Air Balloon Launch
The Yampa Valley will be dotted with color as more than two dozen balloons take to the sky Saturday and Sunday mornings. On Saturday morning, grab a shuttle form Meadows Parking lot to the launch site at Bald Eagle Lake. There will food and merchant vendors to add to the experience of being surrounded by balloons as they rise to the occasion. On Sunday, hop onto a shuttle to the lake and come for a more casual balloon atmosphere with morning food and merchant vendors and balloons galore.
Tunes & Balloons
On Saturday, the fun doesn’t stop when the sun goes down. Head over to Howelsen Hill in downtown Steamboat and take in the colors as the balloon glow lights up the evening sky. Enjoy live music, beer garden, merchant & food vendors, kids’ activities and glowing balloons to complete the festive setting.
FRIDAY, JULY 10TH 2020
Morning Media Day flights (closed to the public) 6:00-8:00 p.m. VIP/Pilot’s Reception – Steamboat Community Center
SATURDAY, JULY 11TH 2020
6:30 – 9:30 a.m. Launch field at Bald Eagle Lake opens and shuttle transportation begins from the Meadows Parking Lot. There is no public parking at the event and no parking along Highway 40. No dogs are allowed due to balloon hazards. No smoking at launch field. 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. Tunes & Balloons at Howelsen Hill featuring hot-air balloons, live music, food/drink/merchandise vendors, and kids’ activities
SUNDAY, JULY 12th 2020
6:30 – 9:30 a.m. Launch field at Bald Eagle Lake opens and shuttle transportation begins from the Meadows Parking Lot. There is no public parking at the event and no parking along Highway 40. No dogs are allowed due to balloon hazards. No smoking at launch field.
Saturday and Sunday morning balloon launches: There is no public parking at Bald Eagle Lake, the balloon launch site off Highway 40. Free shuttle transportation to Bald Eagle Lake is provided from the Meadows Parking Lot on Pine Grove Road and Bangtail Way starting at 6:15 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. There will be a suggested parking donation of $10 per car to support the Steamboat Lions Club who donates 100% of their proceeds back to the Steamboat Springs Community.
Parking along Highway 40 is strictly prohibited. No dogs are allowed due to balloon hazards.
Saturday night Tunes & Balloons: Parking is available at Howelsen Hill and throughout downtown Steamboat. But we encourage attendees to walk, bike, carpool or use public transportation in order to minimize traffic congestion. No dogs are allowed due to balloon hazards.
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Thanks for your interest in volunteering at the Steamboat Springs Hot Air Balloon Rodeo!
We have a variety of volunteer needs throughout our event weekend, July 13-14, 2019:
Do you love hot air balloons? Do you want to be an integral part of the ballooning experience? Join a balloon crew! Applicants must be 18 or older, and will assist with the inflation, launch and serve on the chase crew from the ground. Volunteers are needed beginning at 5:45 a.m. Saturday and Sunday at Bald Eagle Lake.
Balloon Launch site volunteer
Balloon launch site volunteer: Help our event crew with set-up, judging the balloon competitions and being a grounds helper at Bald Eagle Lake, where two dozen balloons will fill the sky above.
Help balloon crews inflate their balloons for the magical Night Glow at Howelsen Hill in downtown Steamboat Springs. Other opportunities include site set-up, greeting attendees or being a grounds helper. Applicants must be 18 or older.