WELCOME to the 3rd Annual Havasu Balloon Festival & Fair. In a short 2 years, the Havasu Balloon Festival has become the largest January balloon festival!
Come play with us at our family-centered event for a thrilling weekend of spectacular hot air balloons, and non-stop activities. Dramatic eye candy in the sky will delight all with balloon ascensions, colorful skydivers and magical balloon glows in the evening dusk. Over 50 balloons will be drifting over The London Bridge and dipping into Lake Havasu.
Even with 30,000 - 50,000 attendees expected, there will still be plenty of room for families and friends to gather on our expansive balloon field and vendor area. Everyone has a chance to stroll among the many Balloons and chat with the pilots as they prepare for flight. Imagine if you will, taking a walk inside an actual full-sized balloon that is lying on its side.
After the morning launch, everyone is invited to enjoy a day of "Fun Fair" activities at the balloon field. Our 4 day festival and fair is jam packed with skydivers, an Art Village, face painting, dog shows, paper balloon launching, a carnival, musical and theatrical groups, classic cars, remote control planes, tethered and untethered balloon rides, delicious food in the food court, and much more!
You will marvel at the events for all ages, souvenirs, games, rides, contests and displays that we have. Everyone will enjoy the tissue paper balloon launch with balloons made by children.
As the evening sun sets, a stunning photographic event will unfold when the Balloons are inflated after dark and left on the ground to glow like giant Chinese lanterns. This is our fantastic and picturesque "Night Glow."
Bring the entire family and stroll through the launch area, morning or evening, and see these magical, lighter than air marvels towering high around you. Stay for the entire day and enjoy all the great events.
The event will take place at the Nautical Beachfront Resort located across the world famous London Bridge, on the Island. If the winds are right, you may see the balloons dip their baskets ever so lightly into Lake Havasu for what's called a 'Splash & Dash', a spectacular sight to see!
Once the balloons are inflated and launched, spectators will witness a photographer's dream - an array of color and beauty. Don't miss it! Capture a masterpiece photo, which can be submitted to our photo contest, for a cash prize and printing in the next year’s Official Calendar!
MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR JANUARY 18 - 21, 2013!
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