It’s Up Up and Away at the 5th Annual Lake Havasu Balloon Festival & Fair. Named as one of the Top 100 Events in North America by the American Bus Association this is must do on everyone’s list. There are balloons everywhere and too many to count over the lake, city and London Bridge with games, a carnival, balloon rides and so much more. For more information  and tickets 10509499_10152533783861506_5723180408636958774_ngo to www.havasuballoonfest.com

Here is the Scheduled of Events 

FRIDAY – JANUARY 16

6AM Public Gates Open (All Entrances) Carnival Opens (Special Needs Group 9:00 – Noon) Food Vendors Open (Vendor Row)
6AM – 9PM Gondola Club/VIP/Pilot Tent Open
6AM *Untethered Balloon Rides Ticket Sales for Friday Morning ($200 pp – Ride Sale Tent)
7:20AM Sunrise Flag Ceremony (Balloon Field)
7:45AM *Mass Ascension (Balloon Field)
8AM-8:30AM *”Island Fantasy”- Shaped Balloons on Display for Photographic Opportunities (Balloon Field)
8AM-6PM ALL Vendors & Art Village Open (Vendor Row)
8AM-3PM *Tethered Balloon Rides ($20 per person – Ride Sale Tent)
9:30AM *Walk-In Balloon Inflated (Free by the Food Court)
10AM Hot Hips Belly Dancers (Main Stage – Food Court)
10AM-3PM Live Art Demonstrations (Art Village)
10AM-11:15AM Live Entertainment – TBD  (Main Stage – Food Court)
10AM-2 PM RC Planes, Helicopters, RC Cars (RC Zone-South of Balloon Field)
10AM–2PM Bingo administered by Elks Lodge (Gondola Club Tent)
10:30am-Noon *Skydivers (Balloon Field)
10AM-2PM People mover TRAM operates (Stops around perimeter at TRAM Stop Signs)
11:30AM Dog Frisbee Show (Skybox)
12noon-4PM Live Entertainment – Briana Payne (Country) (Main Stage – Food Court)
1:30PM *Skydivers (Balloon Field)
3:30PM-4:15PM *Untethered Balloon Rides Ticket Sales for Friday Afternoon ($200 pp – Ride Sale Tent)
3:30PM A Wind of Change Kite Show (Balloon Field)
3:30PM Bi-Planes – Short arrival show
4:30PM-9PM Live Entertainment – Jimmy Ray (Johnny Cash Tribute) (Main Stage – Food Court)
4:30PM-8:30PM People mover TRAM operates (Stops around perimeter at TRAM Stop Signs)
4:30PM-5:30PM *Afternoon Mass Ascension (Balloon Field-Weather Permitting)
5PM-8PM Gondola Club / VIP – Pilot Dinner (Gondola Club/VIP/Pilot Tent)
6:30PM *Night Glow or Field of Fire (Balloon Field)
9:00PM END OF SCHEDULED FESTIVAL EVENTS Carnival & Some Vendors will remain open after 9pm.
10:30PM CARNIVAL & VENDORS CLOSE
10:45PM Public Gates Close

* = Weather Permitting

Saturday – January 17
Check back often as event times are subject to change
6:00 AM Public Gates Open (All Entrances) Carnival Opens – Food Vendors Open (Vendor Row)
6AM – 9PM Gondola Club/VIP/Pilot Tent Open
6AM *Untethered Balloon Rides Ticket Sales for Saturday Morning ($200 pp – Ride Sale Tent)
7:20AM Sunrise Flag Ceremony (Balloon Field)
7:45AM Bi-Plane Show (Balloon Field)
7:45AM *Mass Ascension (Balloon Field)
*”Island Fantasy”- Shaped Balloons on Display for Photographic Opportunities (Balloon Field)
8AM-6PM ALL Vendors & Art Village Open (Vendor Row)
8AM-3PM *Tethered Balloon Rides ($20 per person – Ride Sale Tent)
9AM Kid Zone Activities:  Face painting, Craft tent, Balloon Clown, Braids & Beads, Bounce House (Kids Zone)
9:30AM *Walk-In Balloon Inflated (Free by the Food Court)
 9:30AM Martial Arts Demonstration (Skybox)
10AM-3PM Live Art Demonstrations (Art Village)
10AM-11:15AM Live Entertainment – Grace Art Tap Dancers (Main Stage – Food Court)
10AM-2PM RC Planes, Helicopters, RC Cars (RC Zone-South of Balloon Field)
10AM-2PM Bingo administered by Elks Lodge (Gondola Club Tent)
10AM-4PM *Sky Divers (Balloon Field)
10AM-2PM People mover TRAM operates (Stops around perimeter at TRAM Stop Signs)
10:30AM Paper Balloon Launch (Skybox)
12noon-4PM Live Entertainment – One Eyed Romeo (Classic Rock) (Main Stage – Food Court)
1:30PM Hot Hips Belly Dancers (Main Stage – Food Court)
2:30PM Bi-Plane Show (Balloon Field)
2:30PM Dog Frisbee Show (Balloon Field)
3:30PM A Wind of Change Kite Show (Balloon Field)
3:30PM-4:15PM *Untethered Balloon Rides Ticket Sales for Saturday Afternoon ($200 pp – Ride Sale Tent)
4PM Ping Pong Ball Drop from Tethered Balloon (Balloon Field)
4:30PM-9PM Live Entertainment – The Sixties Sensation (60’s Tribute) (Main Stage – Food Court)
4:30PM-8:30PM People mover TRAM operates (Stops around perimeter at TRAM Stop Signs)
4:30PM-5:30PM *Afternoon Mass Ascension (Balloon Field-Weather Permitting)
5PM–8PM Gondola Club / VIP – Pilot Dinner (Gondola Club/VIP/Pilot Tent)
6:30PM *Night Glow or Field of Fire (Balloon Field)
9PM END OF SCHEDULED FESTIVAL EVENTS Carnival & Some Vendors will remainopen after 9PM
10:30PM CARNIVAL & VENDORS CLOSE
11PM Public Gates Close

= Weather Permitting

Sunday – January 18
Check back often as event times are subject to change
6:00 AM Public Gates Open (All Entrances) Carnival Opens – Food Vendors Open (Vendor Row)
6AM-9PM Gondola Club/VIP/Pilot Tent Open
6am Carnival Opens
6AM *Untethered Balloon Rides Ticket Sales for Sunday Morning ($200 pp – Ride Sale Tent)
7:20AM Sunrise Flag Ceremony (Balloon Field)
7:45AM Bi-Plane Show (Balloon Field)
*Mass Ascension (Balloon Field)
*”Island Fantasy”- Shaped Balloons on Display for Photographic Opportunities (Balloon Field)
8AM-6PM ALL Vendors & Art Village Open (Vendor Row):
8AM-3PM *Tethered Balloon Rides ($20 per person – Ride Sale Tent)
9AM-3PM Kid Zone Activities:  Face painting, Craft tent, Balloon Clown, Braids & Beads,Bounce House (Kids Zone)
9AM-3PM *Walk-In Balloon Inflated (Free by the Food Court)
10AM-3PM Live Art Demonstrations (Art Village)
10AM-2PM People mover TRAM operates (Stops around perimeter at TRAM Stop Signs)
10AM-2PM RC Planes, Helicopters, RC Cars (RC Zone-South of Balloon Field)
10AM–11:15AM Live Entertainment – “TBD” (Main Stage – Food Court)
10AM-2PM Bingo administered by Elks Lodge (Gondola Club Tent)
10:30AM *Skydivers (Balloon Field)
 10:30AM Paper Balloon Launch (Skybox)
11:30 AM Dog Frisbee Show (Balloon Field)
12noon-4PM Live Entertainment – Chuck E Bumps (Swing, Jazz, Rock) (Main Stage – Food Court)
1:30PM Hot Hips Belly Dancers (Main Stage-Food Court)
1:45PM *Skydivers (Balloon Field)
2PM A Wind of Change Kite Show (Balloon Field)
2:30PM Martial Arts Demonstration (Skybox)
3:30PM-4:15PM *Untethered Balloon Rides Ticket Sales for Sunday Afternoon ($200 pp – Ride Sale Tent)
4:30PM-8:30PM People mover TRAM operates (Stops around perimeter at TRAM Stop Signs)
4:30PM-5:30PM *Afternoon Mass Ascension (Balloon Field-Weather Permitting)
4:30PM-9PM Live Entertainment –Kid & Nic Show (Pop rock, 80’s, Latin, funk, blues, reggae, jazz)
5PM-8PM Gondola Club / VIP – Pilot Dinner (Gondola Club/VIP/Pilot Tent)
6:30PM *Night Glow or Field of Fire (Balloon Field)
9PM END OF SCHEDULED FESTIVAL EVENTS Carnival & Some Vendors will remain open after 9PM
10:30PM CARNIVAL & VENDORS CLOSE
11PM Public Gates Close

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