FREDERICK, Colorado (June 4, 2021) – The 10th annual Frederick In Flight Hot Air Balloon Festival will take place Friday, June 25, Saturday, June 26, and Sunday, June 27. Hot air balloon lifts are at 6 am each day, and a Saturday evening Glow Party all taking place in Centennial Park (630 8th St.) from 5 pm to 9 pm. Bring your family and friends for great memories and amazing photo opportunities!
Media is invited and encouraged to attend this excellent event for live weather or a local adventure feature from a hot air balloon basket! Contact Angela to schedule your flight or segment.
Over 40 hot air balloons, powered paragliders, and skydivers will fill the sky as soon as the sun comes up on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday mornings at Centennial Park. Breakfast food trucks will be on-site to offer coffee and tasty treats for purchase. After the Saturday morning lift, children can enjoy a magic show in the amphitheater, courtesy of Lee Curtis, the Magical Wizard, from 7 to 8 am. There will also be free tethered hot air balloon rides courtesy of RE/MAX Momentum.
On Saturday night, the Glow Party will begin at 5 pm in Centennial Park, featuring food trucks, a beer and cider garden, live music from “Boogie Machine,” and kid’s activities! When the sun goes down, balloon baskets will candle-stick, showing off their flames, and hot air balloons will inflate and glow from the ground as skydivers descend in LED jumpsuits.
Please be advised all activities are weather permitting. If inclement weather prohibits safe flying, updates will be posted on the Town of Frederick Facebook page, website, Twitter, and Instagram as soon as we are notified by the Hot Air Balloon event producer and FAA.
A special thanks to our Premium Sponsors Carbon Valley Academy and Occidental, our Special Shape Sponsors Athletic Adventures, RE/MAX Momentum, and United Power. Thank you to Applewood Plumbing Heating & Electric for sponsoring our skydivers. Thank you to our Hot Air Balloon Sponsors Ameritech Windows, Adams Bank & Trust, Baker Builders, LLC, Centennial Lending, Crestone Peak Resources, Fairfield and Woods, PC, FCI Constructors, Inc., Foothills Painting, Frederick Development Company Inc., North Range Behavioral Health, Renewal By Andersen, Silverstone Development Company Inc., St. Vrain Sanitation District, Stapp Interstate Toyota, Sunflower Bank, timberLan, TBK Bank, Waste Connections of Colorado, WestWind Mechanical & Complete Mechanical Balancing, and ZADEL Realty.
For information, please contact Angela Wilson at AWilson@FrederickCO.gov or call 303.956.7732.