California Festivals

California Balloon Festivals

BURNEY: Heritage Balloon Festival May 6-8, 2022
Balloon Flights are weather permitting.
Past events: Golf Ball Drop at Joe Bruce Sports Complex $5 per ball.
Wine & Cheese Glow at George Ingram Hall. Meet with the pilots! Tickets available at the fair office.
Balloon Flight at Joe Bruce Sports Complex Centennial Kick-Off Dinner- Jennifer Skuce Pavilion Featuring Kent Rollins, Cowboy Chuck Wagon Cook
Back-Up Flight (If weather is unsuitable for flight on Saturday).

WINCHESTER: Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival June 3-5, 2022
features live, stage music, the region's wines and hot air balloons.

WINDSOR Sonoma County Hot Air Balloon Classic June 
Keiser Park
700 Windsor River Rd.
Windsor, CA
in Windsor is held at Keiser Park in June. It includes tethered rides and hot air balloon rides for sponsors.

ALTURAS: Balloon Fest September
Almost a dozen hot air balloons and a packed crowd of balloon enthusiasts attend Alturas Chamber of Commerce Balloon Festival and Duck Drop fundraiser at Sharp's Field in Alturas.

MONTAGUE: Montague Balloon Fair September

CLOVIS: Clovisfest September 25-26, 2021
October 26, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
October 27, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Fall Festival in Clovis, CA with Balloon Ascension to launch the day.

CATHEDRAL CITY: Festival of Balloons November 19-21, 2021
Tethered Balloon Rides 100 feet into air $25 First come, first serve Hot Air Balloon Breakfast and Pilot Race
Balloon Launch
Classic Car Show
Coachella Valley nightly Balloon Glows in Downtown Cathedral City (Near Mary Pickford Theatre & City Hall) at the annual Cathedral City Hot Air Balloon Festival. Seven-story high hot air balloons will inflate on two fields starting at 5 p.m. and glow to music for 45 minutes at 6 p.m. It is the best candlelight, with colorful shades of beauty, for your enjoyment.
Balloon glow
Best of all, the night glows come with free admission and free parking

Past events

Ripon Color the Skies Festival or Soaring Over Ripon discontinued in 2018. Didn't meet expectations and chamber goals.

Santa Paula Citrus Classic Balloon Festival
This extremely popular event was unable to find a host to accommodate the large crowds attending so it ended in 2015.

Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.

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