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HOT AIR BALLOON LAUNCHES, July 9 and 10, 2022

Saturday & Sunday mornings: 6:30 a.m. — 9:30 a.m.

Be a part of this iconic Steamboat event — our 41st annual — with dozens of hot air balloons overhead, music, food and merchant vendors, and fun activities.

The Yampa Valley will be dotted with color as more than two dozen balloons take to the sky Saturday and Sunday mornings from Bald Eagle Lake.

BALLOON GLOW, July 9, 2022

Saturday night: Time TBD. We’re working to restore the Balloon Glow on Saturday night in downtown Steamboat Springs and will share details as soon as we confirm logistical details.


Tickets for both Saturday and Sunday will go on sale soon. Please subscribe to our free Hot Air Balloon Rodeo email newsletter for the latest updates and deals. 

Because Bald Eagle Lake has no public parking, access to the launch site will be restricted to ticketed shuttle-bus riders.There will be no parking at the launch site. The shuttle ticket fee covers transportation and parking fees associated with the event.

Details on event parking and shuttle information will be updated soon.

Ride of a Lifetime: We are selling both business and personal balloon sponsorships for this year’s event. If you you are interested in our Ride of a Lifetime packages — two adults soaring over the beautiful Yampa Valley amid dozens of other balloons — email event promoter Logan Molen.

Click here to purchase shuttle tickets

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