2022 schedule of events

Absolutely No pets are allowed at this event. 

THURSDAY

Noon : Public gates open (All entrances)

Food vendors open (Vendor row)

Gondola Club/VIP tent opens

Noon -10:30 p.m. : Carnival Open

Noon – 6 p.m. : ALL Vendors & Art Village Open (Vendor Row)

3 p.m. -5 p.m.: Tethered balloon rides (Adult – $20 pp, Kids 5 y/o – $5, 6-11 y/o – $10) (Tethered ride sale tent)

3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. : Live entertainment “One Eyed Romeo” (Main Stage – Food Court)

4:15 p.m. : Afternoon Mass ascension (Balloon field) (Weather permitting)

5 p.m. -7 p.m. : Gondola Club / VIP Dinner (Gondola Club/VIP Tent)

6:30 p.m. : Night Glow or Field of Fire (Balloon Field)

7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. : Live entertainment “Matt Farris” (Main Stage – Food Court)

10:30 p.m. : End of scheduled festival events.

Carnival & some vendors will remain open after 9 p.m.

10:30 p.m. : Carnival and Vendors CLOSE

FRIDAY

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

Food vendors open (Vendor row)

Gondola Club breakfast (VIP Tent)

6 a.m.: Un-tethered balloon rides ticket sales for Friday ($250 pp) (Ride sale tent) (Weather Permitting – first come/first served)

7:20 a.m.: Sunrise Flag Ceremony (Balloon Field)

7:45 a.m.: Mass Ascension (Balloon Field) (Weather Permitting)

8 a.m.: Special Shaped Balloons on Display for Photographic Opportunities (Grass Balloon Field)

9 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Classic Car Display (Balloon Field)

9 a.m. -10:30 p.m. : Carnival Open

8 a.m. -6 p.m. : ALL Vendors & Art Village Open (Vendor Row)

8 a.m. -3 p.m.: Tethered balloon rides (Adult – $20 pp, Kids 5 y/o – $5, 6-11 y/o – $10) (Tethered ride sale tent)

10 a.m. : Paper Balloon Launch (Bleachers)

10:30 a.m. : Mohave County Sheriff K-9 Demo (Bleachers)

11 a.m. : Jacob Jax: Unbelievable Magic (Bleachers)

11:30 a.m. : The Comedy & Juggling of Michael Goudeau (Main Stage)

12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. : Live entertainment “Swamp Donkey” (Main Stage – Food Court)

1 p.m. : The Comedy & Juggling of Michael Goudeau (Bleachers)

1:30 p.m. : Jacob Jax: Unbelievable Magic (Main Stage)

2 p.m. : Mohave County Sheriff K-9 Demo (Bleachers)

2:30 p.m. : Jacob Jax: Unbelievable Magic (Bleachers)

3 p.m. : Hot Hips Belly Dancers (Bleachers)

3:30 p.m. : The Comedy & Juggling of Michael Goudeau (Main Stage)

3:30 p.m.: Synchronized Kite Shows (Bleachers – weather permitting)

4:15 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. : Live Entertainment “Briana Payne” (Main Stage – Food Court)

4:15 p.m. : Afternoon Mass ascension (Balloon field) (Weather permitting)

5 p.m. -7 p.m. : Gondola Club / VIP Dinner (Gondola Club/VIP Tent)

6:30 p.m. : Night Glow or Field of Fire (Balloon Field)

7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. : Live Entertainment “Michael Monroe Goodman” (Main Stage – Food Court)

10:30 p.m. : End of scheduled festival events.

Carnival & some vendors will remain open after 9 p.m.

SATURDAY

6 a.m. – 9 p.m. : Public gates open (All entrances)

Food vendors open (Vendor Row)

6 a.m.: Gondola Club breakfast (Gondola Club/Tent)

6 a.m.: Un-tethered balloon rides ticket sales for Saturday ($250 pp) (Ride sale tent) (Weather Permitting – first come/first served)

7:20 a.m.: Sunrise Flag Ceremony (Balloon Field)

7:45 a.m.: Mass ascension (Balloon Field) (Weather Permitting)

8 a.m.: Shaped Balloons on Display for Photographic Opportunities (Balloon Field)

9 a.m. -10:30 p.m. : Carnival Open

8 a.m. -6 p.m. : Vendors & Art Village Open (Vendor Row)

8 a.m.: Balloonfest 5K starts (Main Stage – Food Court)

8 a.m. -3 p.m.: Tethered balloon rides (Adult – $20 pp, Kids 5 y/o – $5, 6-11 y/o – $10) (Tethered ride sale tent)

9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Classic Car Display (Balloon Field)

9:30 a.m. : Lake Havasu Black Belt Academy Demo (Bleachers)

10 a.m.: Paper Balloon Launch (Bleachers – weather permitting)

9 a.m.: Kidz Zone activities: Face painting, Craft Tent, Braids & Beads, & Ga.m.es

10:30 a.m.: Mohave County Sheriff K-9 Demo (Bleachers)

11 a.m. : The Comedy & Juggling of Michael Goudeau (Bleachers)

11:30 a.m. : Jacob Jax: Unbelievable Magic (Main Stage)

11:30 a.m.: Las Vegas K-9 Krew (Bleachers)

12:30 p.m. -3:30 p.m. : Live Entertainment “Black Donnelys” – Main Stage

12:30p.m.: Lake Havasu Singers Company (Bleachers)

1:00 p.m.: Flips for Fun Gymnastics (Bleachers)

1:30 p.m. : Las Vegas K-9 Krew (Bleachers)

1:30 p.m.: The Comedy & Juggling of Michael Goudeau (Main Stage)

2:30 p.m. : Jacob Jax: Unbelievable Magic (Bleachers)

2:30 p.m.: Hot Hips Belly Dancers (Main Stage)

3 p.m. : Mohave County Sheriff K-9 Demo (Bleachers)

3:30 p.m. : Hot Hips Belly Dancers (Bleachers)

3:30 p.m.: The Comedy & Juggling of Michael Goudeau (Main Stage)

4:00 p.m. Synchronized Kite Shows (bleachers, weather permitting)

4:15 p.m. -6:30 p.m. : Live Entertainment “Chuck E Bumps” (Main Stage – Food Court)

4:15 p.m. : Afternoon Mass ascension (Balloon field) (Weather permitting)

5 p.m. -7 p.m. : Gondola Club / VIP Dinner (VIP Tent)

6:30 p.m.: Night Glow or Field of Fire (Balloon field)

7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. : Live entertainment “Brodie Stewart” (Main Stage – Food Court)

10:30 p.m. : End of scheduled festival events.

SUNDAY

6 a.m. -3 p.m. : Public gates open (All entrances)

Food vendors open (Vendor Row)

6 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. : Gondola Club Continental Breakfast (Gondola Club/VIP Tent)

6 a.m.: Un-tethered balloon rides ticket sales for Sunday morning ($250 pp) (Ride sale tent) (Weather Permitting – first come/first served)

7:20 a.m.: Sunrise: Flag ceremony (Balloon Field)

7:45 a.m.: Mass ascension (Balloon field)

8 a.m.: Shaped Balloons on Display for Photographic Opportunities (Balloon Field)

9 a.m. -3 p.m. : Carnival Open

8 a.m. -3 p.m. : ALL vendors & Art Village open (Vendor row)

8 a.m. -3 p.m. : Tethered balloon rides ($20 per person, Kids 5 y/0 = $5, 6-11 y/o = $10)) (Ride sales tent)

9:00a.m. – 2:00p.m.: Classic Car Display (Balloon Field)

10 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. : Gondola Club BRUNCH (Gondola Club/VIP Tent)

10 a.m. : Live art demonstrations (Art Village)

10 a.m.; Kidz Zone activities: Face painting, Craft Tent, Braids & Beads, & Ga.m.es (Kidz Zone)

11 a.m.: Paper Balloon Launch (Bleachers)

11:30 a.m. : Hot Hips Belly Dancers (Mainstage)

Noon: Lake Havasu Black Belt (Bleachers)

12:30 p.m. -2:30 p.m. : Live Entertainment “Kevin Jaxon & Midnight Sun” – Main Stage

12:45 p.m. : Hot Hips Belly Dancers (Bleachers)

2:00 p.m. : Gondola/VIP Tent Closes

3 p.m. : END OF SCHEDULED FESTIVAL EVENTS