Save the date: July 2022 dates finalized

We’re pleased to announce we have finalized our 2022 dates for the Steamboat Pilot & Today Hot Air Balloon Rodeo. Our morning launches will be at Bald Eagle Lake on Saturday and Sunday, July 9 and 10, and we’re working to ensure we have a Balloon Glow on Saturday night. 

We sold out of launch-site tickets this year, but are hoping to increase attendance at Bald Eagle Lake in 2022. Stay tuned for details on that by subscribing to our free Hot Air Balloon Rodeo email newsletter.

If you’re traveling from afar and booking your rooms and flights, be sure to tell them you’re coming for the Hot Air Balloon Rodeo. We’ll be working to finalize event-specific lodging deals soon. 


Travel blogger Juliana Broste spent the weekend with us during this year’s 40th anniversary Hot Air Balloon Rodeo this past July and the work of her three-person team was televised multiple times on CNN Headline News. 

In case you missed it, here’s her report


20% OFF: If you missed out on grabbing some of our merchandise at this year’s Hot Air Balloon Rodeo, we still have a few items left, including puffer vests, T-shirts, hats, mugs, commemorative pins, patches and stickers.

Visit our merchandise page and use the code SHABR2021 to save 20%. Shop soon because sizes and stock are limited.


We sold out of Ride of Lifetime sponsorships this year, and expect the same to occur in 2022. We already have a few couples who have reserved their personal balloon sponsorships for 2022, which include a balloon ride for two during the Hot Air Balloon Rodeo. 

If you’re interested in learning more about these exclusive rides, email event producer Logan Molen.