THURSDAY

12:00 PM: Public gates open (All entrances)
12:00 PM – 9:30 PM Food Vendors open (Food Court)
12:00 PM: Gondola Club/VIP Full Bar opens (Everyone Welcome to outside Bar!)
12:00 PM – 6:00 PM: ALL Vendors Open (Vendor Row)
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Tethered balloon rides (Adults 12 and over – $20, Kids 5 or under – $5,   Kids 6 to 11 – $10) (Tethered ride sale tent) (Weather Permitting)
3:30 – 4:15 PM: Untethered Balloon Ride Ticket Sales for Thursday Afternoon ($250 per person – Ride Sales Tent) (Weather Permitting – first come/first served)
4:00 PM – 6:30 PM: Live entertainment “Swamp Donkey” (Main Stage)
4:15 PM: Afternoon Mass ascension (Balloon field) (Weather permitting)
5:00 PM – 10:00 PM: Carnival Open
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM: Gondola Club / VIP Dinner (Gondola Club/VIP Tent)
7:00 PM – 9:30 PM: Live entertainment “Crosscutt” (Main Stage)
6:30 PM: “Glowin’ on the River” Night Glow or Field of Fire (Balloon Field)
10:30 PM: End of scheduled festival events.
*Some Vendors may remain open after 6:00 PM

**ALL EVENT TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

FRIDAY

6:00 AM – 9:00 PM: Public gates open (All entrances) (Special Needs Group 9:00 AM – Noon)
6:00 AM – 9:30 PM: Food Vendors open (Food Court)
6:00 AM – 10:00 AM: Gondola Club breakfast (Gondola Club/VIP Tent)
6:00 AM: Untethered balloon ride ticket sales for Friday morning ($250 pp) (Ride sale tent)
(Weather Permitting – first come/first served)
7:20 AM: Sunrise Flag Ceremony (Balloon Field)
7:45 AM: Mass Ascension (Balloon Field) (Weather Permitting)
8:00 AM: Special Shaped Balloons on Display for Photographic Opportunities (Grass Balloon Field) (Weather Permitting)
8:00 AM – 6:00 PM: ALL Vendors Open (Vendor Row)
8:00 AM – 3:00 PM: Tethered balloon rides (Adults 12 and over – $20, Kids 5 or under – $5, Kids 6 to 11 – $10) (Tethered ride sale tent)(Weather Permitting)
9:00 AM – 10:00 PM: Carnival Open
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM: Classic Car Display (Balloon Field)
10:00 AM: Paper Balloon Launch (Bleachers – Weather Permitting)
10:30 AM: Mohave County Sheriff K-9 Demo (Bleachers)
12:00 PM: Freestyle & Synchronized Kite Exhibitions (Bleachers – Weather Permitting)
12:30 PM – 3:00 PM: Live entertainment “Whiskey N’ Smoke” (Main Stage)
2:00 PM: Mohave County Sheriff K-9 Demo (Bleachers)
3:00 PM: Freestyle & Synchronized Kite Exhibitions (Bleachers – Weather Permitting)
3:30 – 4:15 PM: Untethered Balloon Ride Ticket Sales for Friday Afternoon ($250 per person – Ride Sales Tent) (Weather Permitting – first come/first served)
3:45 PM – 6:15 PM: Live Entertainment “Dry Heat Band” (Main Stage)
4:15 PM: Afternoon Mass Ascension (Balloon field) (Weather permitting)
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM: Gondola Club / VIP Dinner (Gondola Club/VIP Tent)
6:30 PM: “Glowin’ on the River” Night Glow or Field of Fire (Balloon Field)
7:00 PM – 9:30 PM: Live Entertainment “Redneck Rodeo” (Main Stage)
10:30 PM: End of scheduled festival events.
*Some Vendors may remain open after 6:00 PM

**ALL EVENT TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Saturday

6:00 AM – 9:00 PM: Public gates open (All entrances)
6:00 AM – 9:30 PM Food Vendors open (Food Court)
6:00 AM – 10:00 AM: Gondola Club breakfast (Gondola Club/VIP Tent)
6:00 AM: Untethered balloon ride ticket sales for Saturday morning ($250 pp) (Ride sale tent) (Weather Permitting – first come/first served)
7:20 AM: Sunrise Flag Ceremony (Balloon Field)
7:45 AM: Mass ascension (Balloon Field) (Weather Permitting)
8:00 AM: Shaped Balloons on Display for Photographic Opportunities (Balloon Field)
8:00 AM – 6:00 PM: All Vendors Open (Vendor Row)
8:00 AM – 3:00 PM: Tethered balloon rides (Adults 12 and over – $20, Kids 5 or under – $5, Kids 6 to 11 – $10) (Tethered ride sale tent) (Weather Permitting)
8:45 AM: Balloon Fest 10K starts (Lower End of Balloon Field)
9:00 AM: Balloon Fest 5K starts (Lower End of Balloon Field)
9:00 AM-4:00PM: Kidz Zone activities: Face painting, Craft Tent, Braids & Beads, & Games (Kidz Zone)
9:00 AM – 10:00 PM: Carnival Open
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM: Classic Car Display (Balloon Field)
9:30 AM: Lake Havasu Black Belt Academy Demo (Bleachers)
10:00 AM: Superhero Stunt Bike Team (Balloon Field)
10:00 AM: Paper Balloon Launch (Bleachers – Weather Permitting)
10:30 AM: Mohave County Sheriff K-9 Demo (Bleachers)
11:00 AM: Starline Performing Arts Center (Main Stage)
11:30 AM: Vegas-Havasu Disc Dogs (Bleachers)
12:00 PM: Superhero Stunt Bike Team (Balloon Field)
12:30 PM – 3:00 PM: Live Entertainment “Briana Marie” – (Main Stage)
12:30 PM: Lake Havasu High School Pep Band (Bleachers)
1:30 PM: Vegas-Havasu Disc Dogs (Bleachers)
2:30 PM: Smoketree Havasu Elite Baton Club (Bleachers)
3:00 PM: Hot Hips Belly Dancers (Main Stage)
3:00 PM: Mohave County Sheriff K-9 Demo (Bleachers)
3:30 PM: Hot Hips Belly Dancers (Bleachers)
3:30 – 4:15 PM: Untethered Balloon Ride Ticket Sales for Saturday Afternoon ($250 per person – Ride Sales Tent) (Weather Permitting – first come/first served)
4:00 PM: Freestyle and Synchronized Kite Exhibitions (bleachers, weather permitting)
3:45 PM – 6:15 PM: Live Entertainment “The Black Donnellys” (Main Stage)
4:15 PM: Afternoon Mass Ascension (Balloon field) (Weather permitting)
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM: Gondola Club / VIP Dinner (VIP Tent)
5:00 PM: Superhero Stunt Bike Team (Balloon Field)
6:30 PM: “Glowin’ on the River” Night Glow or Field of Fire (Balloon field)
7:00 PM – 9:30 PM: Live entertainment “Dog N Butterfly” (Main Stage)
10:30 PM: End of scheduled festival events.
*Some Vendors may remain open after 6:00 PM

**ALL EVENT TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Sunday

6:00 AM – 3:00 PM: Public gates open (All entrances)
6:00 AM – 3:00 PM Food Vendors open (Food Court)
6:00 AM – 10:00 AM: Gondola Club breakfast (Gondola Club/VIP Tent)
6:00 AM: Untethered balloon ride ticket sales for Sunday morning ($250 pp) (Ride sale tent) (Weather Permitting – first come/first served)
7:20 AM: Sunrise: Flag ceremony (Balloon Field)
7:45 AM: Mass Ascension (Balloon field – Weather Permitting)
8:00 AM: Shaped Balloons on Display for Photographic Opportunities (Balloon Field Weather Permitting)
8:00 AM – 3:00 PM: ALL Vendors open (Vendor row)
8:00 AM – 3:00 PM: Tethered balloon rides (Adults 12 and over – $20, Kids 5 or under – $5, Kids 6 to 11 – $10) (Tethered ride sale tent) (Weather Permitting)
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM: Carnival Open
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM: Classic Car Display (Balloon Field)
10:00 AM-3:00 PM: Kidz Zone activities: Face painting, Craft Tent, Braids & Beads, & Games (Kidz Zone)
10:00 AM: Mohave County Sherriff K-9 Demo (Bleachers)
11:00 AM: Paper Balloon Launch (Bleachers – Weather Permitting)
11:30 AM Freestyle & Synchronized Kite Exhibition (Bleachers – Weather Permitting)
11:30 AM: Hot Hips Belly Dancers (Main Stage)
12:00 PM: Lake Havasu Black Belt Academy Demo (Bleachers)
12:30 PM: Hot Hips Belly Dancers (Bleachers)
12:30PM – 3:00PM: Live Entertainment “Kevin Jaxon & Midnight Sun” – (Main Stage)
1:00 PM: Flips for Fun Gymnastics (Bleachers)
1:30 PM: Freestyle & Synchronized Kite Exhibition (Bleachers – Weather Permitting)
2:00 PM: Gondola/VIP Tent Closes
3:00 PM: END OF SCHEDULED FESTIVAL EVENTS
**ALL EVENT TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE