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8th Annual Havasu Balloon Festival & Fair

January 19, 2018 @ 6:00 am - January 21, 2018 @ 9:00 pm

Lake Havasu State Park, Windsor 4, 171 London Bridge Rd., Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403 | Admission Price: $15 for 3-day pass; kids 14 & under free
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You are cordially invited to the 8th Annual Havasu Balloon Festival & Fair designated as one of THE TOP 100 EVENTS IN NORTH AMERICA by the American Bus Association — an event you do not want to miss!

This year’s theme: TBA

Due to the change in venue, parking location details have not been finalized. VIP parking will be available to everyone who purchases a VIP pass. Additional parking is free, and buses will be available to drop attendees at the front gate, however, locations have not been finalized yet.

The Island, various parking/dirt lots around the London Bridge and throughout the city, golf courses, the high school, and possibly the airport or the mall. Ascension locations depend on wind conditions and locations won’t be known until the hour of ascension.

SCHEDULE (click here)

Untethered**: $200
Tethered**: $20


Mass AscensionsBalloon Night GlowCarnival Rides & Events
Sky Diver Jumps & ShowsArts & CraftsGondola & SkyBox Club
Dog ShowsKids’ EventsKite Displays
Balloon Rides**Live Stage BandsRC Plane Shows
Food VendorsBeer GardenWalk-In Balloons
Bi-Plane ShowsVintage/Classic Car ShowDaily Entertainment

Balloon rides will be sold two days before the event and one day after for your ballooning pleasure! The balloons love to soar over Lake Havasu City and in and around the Bridgewater Channel and the London Bridge, so get your cameras ready. Giant balloons lightly touch the water and quickly ascend if there are no boats or non-motorized craft or persons in harm’s way.

If you want to experience ballooning from lift-off, bring your cameras and watch as the balloon teams ready their rides for ascent and experience up close and personal the heat of the burners as the teams rise into the sky on the balloon field on the island or around town where they are lifting off. Balloon teams will be available throughout the weekend to talk about the art and history of hot air balloons.

Co-sponsored in partnership by: The London Bridge Lions Club aThe London Bridge Rotary Club, the Lake Havasu Rotary Club, the Sunrise Rotary Club and the Daybreakers Lions Clubs. For more information contact Marquita McKnight (928-486-7979; or Anthony Marr (928-486-6277; The Havasu Balloon Festival and Fair, Inc. promotes philanthropy, volunteerism, and community camaraderie. Over 2,000 volunteers from the community and surrounding area assist in this event.

Check out Havasu Balloon Festival & Fair on Facebook at: or visit the website directly at

DID YOU KNOW? On January 9, 1793, the first balloon flight in North America was made by Jean Pierre Blanchard from Philadelphia to Gloucester County, New Jersey and George Washington was present to see the balloon launch!

*Subject to change as event nears. Contact event coordinator to verify information.

**Balloon flight fees are subject to change. Mass Ascensions and balloon rides may be cancelled based on weather conditions.

Event dates, times and/or details are subject to change. Please contact event coordinator or check event website to verify information.


January 19, 2018 @ 6:00 am
January 21, 2018 @ 9:00 pm
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Marquita McKnight


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Lake Havasu State Park, Windsor 4
171 London Bridge Rd., Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403+ Google Map