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Hot Air Balloon Rodeo

Experience one of the most thrilling and visually appealing events in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, the Hot Air Balloon Rodeo. Each year, people travel near and far to watch the skies light up with hot air balloons. If you are visiting Steamboat Springs this summer, this event is a must!

Hot Air Balloon Rodeo

July 13 – 14, 2019

35565 South Highway 40

Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

About the Event

The Hot Air Balloon Rodeo offers you and many others the opportunity to experience the beauty of hot air balloons. The launching grounds await you as the balloons prepare for lift off.  This event covers two days where you’ll get to not only see the hot air balloons but also enjoy a number of other activities in celebration of this popular annual event.

Get ready to experience such fun competitions as the rodeo which is a dipping contest in the Bald Eagle Lake as well as the annual Art in the Park event. Not only will you get the chance to see the sky dotted with an array of colors, you’ll also get to enjoy local arts, crafts and vendors.

Art in the Park

Once you’ve watched the hot air balloons take off, head on over to the Art in the Park. It’s just a couple of minutes away from the hot air balloon launching site. Spend the day enjoying an assortment of arts and crafts as well as performances by local artists, dancers and musicians. There is also an interactive children’s area to keep the little ones engaged. Local vendors will be on hand to provide food and snacks as you leisurely enjoy the hot air balloon takeoff.

Balloon Glow

Once the sun goes down, the hot air balloons return to offer a show on the ground. Stick around for sunset so that you can experience the beauty of hot air balloons aglow. New this year, head to Howelsen Hill for The Balloon Glow-a beautiful sight of tethered balloons shining brightly, live music and food vendors in a festival like atmosphere. You’ll get the chance to see the various balloons up close and be mesmerized by the myriad of colors lighting up your surroundings.  

As one of the most popular events in Steamboat Springs and throughout Colorado, the Hot Air Balloon Rodeo is an experience worth having. Mark your calendars for this summertime staple so that you can have the experience of seeing hot air balloons rise, dot the sky and light up a whole field.