Hot Air Balloon Rodeo

Sat. Jul. 11, 2015 - Sun. Jul. 12, 2015

6:00 AM

Bald Eagle Lake, 35565 South Highway 40

34th Annual Hot Air Balloon Rodeo & 41st Annual Art in the Park

The Hot Air Balloon Rodeo and Art in the Park events offer artistry and color both on canvases and in the air making this weekend a staple of Steamboat Springs, Colorado in the summertime.

Hot Air Balloon Rodeo

Get to the launch grounds early to see the balloons inflate and enjoy this wonderful photography opportunity.

The rodeo portion of the event consists of fun contests like dipping into Bald Eagle Lake and since balloon pilots can be pretty competitive, you’re guaranteed a good show.

Once the balloons are in the air, sip on coffee, grab breakfast from one of our local vendors, and let the kids burn off some energy in the kids zone as you watch more balloons dot the Yampa Valley sky.

Hot Air Balloon Rodeo Launch Field

View Videos from the 2014 Live Stream

During the 2014 event, viewers were able to follow along with the Hot Air Balloon Rodeo on our live stream lead by balloon photographer Paul D. deBerjeois.

Ustream

From the inflation, to the launch, you can relive this unique perspective of the Hot Air Balloon Rodeo and floating across the Steamboat skies.

View Live Stream Videos

Art in the Park

Just minutes away, another colorful scene awaits at Art in the Park, where arts and crafts, performances and an interactive children’s area will fill your day.

Balloon Glow

On Saturday, the fun doesn't stop when the sun goes down. Head back to the mountain area and take in the colors as the balloon glow lights up on Mt. Werner.

Map of Balloon Setup

Spectators will have the opportunity to walk among the tethered balloons or take photos of this beautiful display from the numerous restaurant patios and hotel and condo balconies at the base of the mountain. For more info visit Steamboat Mountain Village's website.

Hot Air Balloon Rodeo And Glow

2015 Weekend ScheduleHABR15 Hashtag

Please check back as we will continue to update the event schedule for 2015.

Saturday, July 11

6:00 a.m.  Launch field opens and transportation begins from the Meadows parking lot. No public parking at the event. No dogs are allowed due to balloon hazards.
6:00 a.m.  Balloon Inflation, Bald Eagle Lake - Watch the pilots prepare for take-off
6:30 - 9:30 a.m.  Hot Air Balloon Rodeo, Bald Eagle Lake
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Art in the Park, West Lincoln Park
8:15 - 9:00 p.m.  Balloon Glow, Gondola Base Area Download Map of Balloon

Sunday, July 12

6:00 a.m.  Launch field opens and transportation begins from the Meadows parking lot. No public parking at the event. No dogs are allowed due to balloon hazards.
6:00 a.m.  Balloon Inflation, Bald Eagle Lake - Watch the pilots prepare for take-off
6:30 - 9:30 a.m.  Hot Air Balloon Rodeo, Bald Eagle Lake
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Art in the Park, West Lincoln Park

View the full calendar of events for Hot Air Balloon Rodeo weekend by clicking on the link below.

Full Calendar

Launch Field Location

Approximately 9/10 of a mile south of Walton Creek Road on Highway 40. The physical address is: 35565 South Highway 40 and the property is better known as the Bald Eagle Lake.

Parking

Hot Air Balloon Rodeo: There is no public parking at the event. Free transportation is provided from the Meadows Parking lot on Pine Grove Road. Parking will also be free in the Meadows Parking lot. Transportation begins from the Meadows parking lot at 6:00 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Due to the event's convenient location on the edge of town, we encourage spectators to walk, ride their bikes or take the shuttle from the hotel or lodge. No dogs are allowed at event site due to balloon hazards.

Balloon Glow: Ample free parking is available at the Mountain Village.

2014 Balloon Sponsors

Connell Resources
Rabbit Ears Motel
Sheraton Steamboat Resort
Steamboat Pilot & Today
Yampa Valley Electric Association
Native Excavating
Coldwell Banker
Always Mountain Time Media
Rocky Mountain Remedies
McDonald's of Steamboat Springs
Holiday Inn
The Steamboat Grand
Pinnacol Assurance
Steamboat Discount Liquor

Hot Air Balloon Pilots

See the link below for the 2014 pilot application.

Pilot Application

Vendors, Volunteers, and Sponsorships

Find information in the below links for options on how you or your business can be a part of one of the most colorful events in Steamboat Springs.

Volunteer   Sponsorships   Vendors