Get your cameras ready! The 9th Annual Lake Havasu Balloon Festival & Fair is happening this weekend. Here’s everything you need to know about this incredible event.
When & Where
The Lake Havasu Balloon Festival kicks off Thursday, January 10 and ends Sunday, January 13. This annual event is designated as one of the top 100 events in North America by the American Bus Association – definitely an event you don’t want to miss!
For those arriving by car, the main gate entrance Gate 1 (Event map) is located at 171 London Bridge Road (across from the swap meet parking lot, same entrance as other Windsor 4 events such as Rockabilly, boat shows and Bluegrass Festival).
For those arriving by boat, there will be a separate gate entrance for boaters who park along the Bridgewater Channel and enter through the beach. All boat parking is free and unreserved. Anyone who moors with a motor or paddle will enter through Gate 3 (Event map).
General admission tickets for the event are $15 per person and are valid for four days. While you can’t purchase the tickets online anymore, tickets are available for purchase at the balloon festival gates. Tickets for riding the balloons are sold separately. You can purchase tickets for balloon rides at the ride sales tent.
Morning/Evening Balloon Ascension* Locations
Ballooning ascension locations depend on wind direction and weather conditions. Launch locations will not be known until the hour of ascension, and launches are taking place at Windsor 4, Bridgewater Channel, various parking/dirt lots around the London Bridge and throughout the city, golf courses, and schools. For updates, check out the Havasu Balloon Festival’s Facebook page.
This year’s event features hot air balloon rides, Balloonfest 5K, Golf Tournament, classic cars, carnival rides live music, night balloon glow and more! Here’s a full list of activities at this year’s Lake Havasu Balloon Festival & Fair.
Wishing everyone a fun and unforgettable weekend at the Balloon Festival & Fair! ~Brenda Fischer
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