2024 schedule of events

Absolutely No pets are allowed at this event. Events will be updated as we get them confirmed.

THURSDAY

12:00 PM: Public gates open (All entrances)

Food vendors open (Vendor row)

Gondola Club/VIP Full Bar opens (Everyone Welcome)

12:00 PM – 10:30 PM: Carnival Open

12:00 PM – 6:00 PM: ALL Vendors & Art Village 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 PM – 6:30 PM: Live entertainment “Swamp Donkey” (Main Stage – Food Court)

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)

4:15 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 – 9:30 PM: Live entertainment “Crosscutt” (Main Stage – Food Court)

6:30 PM: “Glowin’ on the River” Night Glow or Field of Fire (Balloon Field)

10:30 PM: End of scheduled festival events.

Carnival & some vendors will remain open after 9:00 PM

10:30 PM: Carnival and Vendors CLOSE

FRIDAY

6:00 AM: Public gates open (All entrances) (Special Needs Group 9:00 – Noon)

Food vendors open (Vendor row)

6:00 AM – 10:00 AM: Gondola Club breakfast (Gondola Club/VIP Tent)

6:00 AM: Un-tethered balloon rides ticket sales for Friday ($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 & Art Village 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 – 10:30 PM: Carnival Open

9:00 AM: Kidz Zone activities: Face painting, Craft Tent, Braids & Beads, & Games (Kidz Zone)

9:00 AM – 2:00 PM: Classic Car Display (Balloon Field)

10:00 AM: Paper Balloon Launch (Bleachers)

10:30 AM: Mohave County Sheriff K-9 Demo (Bleachers)

11:00 AM: Jacob Jax: Unbelievable Magic (Bleachers)

11:30 AM: The Comedy & Juggling of Michael Goudeau (Main Stage)

12:00 PM: Freestyle & Synchronized Kite Exhibitions (Bleachers – Weather Permitting)

12:00 PM – 3:30 PM: Live entertainment “Whiskey N’ Smoke” (Main Stage – Food Court)

1:00 PM: The Comedy & Juggling of Michael Goudeau (Bleachers)

1:30 PM: Jacob Jax: Unbelievable Magic (Main Stage)

2:00 PM: Mohave County Sheriff K-9 Demo (Bleachers)

2:30 PM: Jacob Jax: Unbelievable Magic (Bleachers)

3:00 PM: Freestyle & Synchronized Kite Exhibitions (Bleachers – Weather Permitting)

3:30 PM: The Comedy & Juggling of Michael Goudeau (Main Stage)

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)

3:15 PM – 6:15 PM: Live Entertainment “Dry Heat Band” (Main Stage – Food Court)

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)

6:30 PM – 9:30 PM: Live Entertainment “Redneck Rodeo” (Main Stage – Food Court)

10:30 PM: End of scheduled festival events.

Carnival & some vendors will remain open after 9:00 PM

Saturday

6:00 AM – 9:00 PM: Public gates open (All entrances)

Food vendors open (Vendor Row)

6:00 AM – 10:00 AM: Gondola Club breakfast (Gondola Club/VIP Tent)

6:00 AM: Un-tethered balloon rides ticket sales for Saturday ($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: Vendors & Art Village 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: Kidz Zone activities: Face painting, Craft Tent, Braids & Beads, & Games (Kidz Zone)

9:00 AM – 10:30 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: Cornhole Tournament (Practice starts)

10:00 AM: Paper Balloon Launch (Bleachers – weather permitting)

10:30 AM: Mohave County Sheriff K-9 Demo (Bleachers)

11:00 AM: Cornhole Tournament starts

11:00 AM: The Comedy & Juggling of Michael Goudeau (Bleachers)

11:30 AM: Jacob Jax: Unbelievable Magic (Main Stage)

11:30 AM: Vegas-Havasu Disc Dogs (Bleachers)

12:00 PM – 3:00 PM: Live Entertainment “Briana Marie” – Main Stage

12:30 PM: Lake Havasu High School Pep Band (Bleachers)

1:00 PM: Jacob Jax: Unbelievable Magic (Bleachers)

1:30 PM: Vegas-Havasu Disc Dogs (Bleachers)

1:30 PM: The Comedy & Juggling of Michael Goudeau (Main Stage)

2:30 PM: Flips for Fun Gymnastics (Bleachers)

2:30 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 PM: The Comedy & Juggling of Michael Goudeau (Main Stage)

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)

3:15 PM – 6:15 PM: Live Entertainment “The Black Donnellys” (Main Stage – Food Court)

4:15 PM: Afternoon Mass Ascension (Balloon field) (Weather permitting)

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM: Gondola Club / VIP Dinner (VIP Tent)

6:30 PM: “Glowin’ on the River” Night Glow or Field of Fire (Balloon field)

6:30 PM – 9:30 PM: Live entertainment “Dog N Butterfly” (Main Stage – Food Court)

10:30 PM: End of scheduled festival events.

Sunday

6:00 AM – 3:00 PM: Public gates open (All entrances)

Food vendors open (Vendor Row)

6:00 AM – 10:00 AM: Gondola Club breakfast (Gondola Club/VIP Tent)

6:00 AM: Un-tethered balloon rides 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 & Art Village 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: Live art demonstrations (Art Village)

10:00 AM: 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)

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)

12:00PM – 3:00PM: Live Entertainment “Kevin Jaxon & Midnight Sun” – (Main Stage – Food Court)

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