White Mountains Balloon Festival presented by Sierra Propane

Jun 21st – Jun 23rd

  • Hours6-8 a.m. daily; plus 5-9 p.m. Friday and 4-9 p.m. Saturday
  • AdmissionFree admission; vendors charge
The 7th annual White Mountains Balloon Festival presented by Sierra Propane returns to Pinetop-Lakeside June 21-23, 2024, at Mountain Meadow Recreation Complex. The festival features 18 balloons launching each morning to soar over the beautiful ponderosa pine forest and Rainbow Lake for a "splash and dash." The White Mountain Rotary Club offers a pancake breakfast for those looking to fill their bellies as the balloons take to the skies. Evening activities on Friday and Saturday include live music, 18 food trucks, 20 retail vendors, a beer garden and a nighttime balloon glow. All balloon activities are weather permitting.
  • Location Mountain Meadow Recreation Complex
  • 1101 S. Woodland Road
  • Lakeside, Arizona 85929


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From the abundance of Saguaro cactuses and unique wildlife in the Sonoran Desert to the high country and forests of the White Mountains to the breathtaking Grand Canyon, Arizona’s regions are full of experiences that don’t disappoint.