LUCKY 13th Annual Arizona Balloon Classic

Jan 26th 2024

  • Hours1/26/24: 4-9PM, 1/27/24: 7AM-9PM, 1/28/24: 7AM - 12PM
  • Admission$20 - $35
  • Time4:00 PM to 12:00 PM

Arizona’s Premier Hot Air Balloon Festival

Dates: Friday, Saturday & Sunday, January 26th, 27th & 28th, 2024

Gates Open & Close: Friday 4:00PM – 9PM; Saturday 7:00AM – 9PM; Sunday 7:00AM – 12PM (subject to change)

Balloon Event Times: Morning “Ascensions” (Saturday and Sunday): 7:30AM – 8:30AM; Evening Glows (Friday & Saturday): 7:00PM – 8:30PM (times subject to change)

*PLEASE NOTE: Balloon Liftoffs & Glows times are always dependent upon weather conditions.

Location: Goodyear Ballpark – 1933 S. Ballpark Way, Goodyear, Arizona 85338

Attendance: Over 20,000 spectators are expected to enjoy this community and destination event.

Balloons: Up to 25 hot-air balloons, including special shapes, will participate

Events: The Arizona Balloon Classic – On Saturday and Sunday mornings, January 27th & 28th, the sky will be filled with colorful hot-air balloons participating the Morning Ascensions from the grassy fields of the Goodyear Ballpark for a spectacular sight of mass and color. Spectators can walk on the field and experience the balloons inflation and lift off. Photo taking is invited.

DESERT GLOWS on Friday and Saturday evenings, January 26th & 27th are our most popular attended events. A field full of illuminated, tethered, hot air balloons will glow in time to music.

Other Events: Hot Air Balloon rides, Family Fun Zone, BMX Stunt shows, Desert Winds Kite Festival, Hot Air Balloon Tether rides, Live Entertainment, sampling, and many other exciting events. Retail shopping and commercial exhibits for purchases or browsing.

Street FoodFest: Our 7th Annual “Street Foodfest” is set with a culinary experience including festival food favorites, “Beer Stations”, Live music on stage and more. Come hungry and stay for a while…

Admission: For any one day - $35 at the gate. $20 DISCOUNT tickets on sale NOW by visiting Active Military, Veterans and Children 12 & under are always FREE. Group ticket packages of 10 or more available. Sunday is FREE. General parking is $10. PLEASE NOTE, NO PETS ALLOWED. ALL BALLOONING EVENTS ARE DEPENDENT UPON WEATHER CONDITIONS. NO REFUNDS. RAIN CHECKS OFFERED TO OTHER BALLOON EVENTS DUE TO CANCELLATION.


  • Location Goodyear Ballpark
  • 1933 S Ballpark Way
  • Goodyear, Arizona 85338


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