Havasu Balloon Festival and Fair in New Location for 2018

Balloon Fest Lake Havasu

It's 2018 and this is the time of year when there seems to be 10 things going on every weekend in Lake Havasu! Last week, I told you about the Lake Havasu Buses by the Bridge event taking place on Jan 12th. The week after that happens, it's time for the 2018 Havasu Balloon Festival. What a great start to the new year!




You don't have to go to New Mexico to enjoy hot air balloons. They'll be coming to us instead. One visit and you'll see why the American Bus Association has consistently named this one of the Top 100 Events in North America.

Each morning at 7:45 am, watch balloons of all shapes and sizes float up into the air in a mass ascension. At 6:30 pm each night, watch in fascination as the balloons join together in a night glow. Trust me. This is something you really don't want to miss! You can purchase tickets for an untethered balloon ride each morning beginning at 6 am at the ride sale tent. They run $200 per person. For just $20 each, ride in a tethered balloon. 

 Lake Havasu Balloon Fest 2018

The 2018 Havasu Balloon Festival offers so much more than just balloons, though (even though they ARE pretty cool). Try your hand at a carnival game or two for fun and prizes. Or, hop aboard one of the carnival rides. Also, there'll be dog shows, biplane shows, skydivers, kite displays, and RC planes. As if that wasn't enough, throughout each of the three days of the festival, guests can enjoy live entertainment such as belly dancers, music, and kids entertainment. For a complete rundown of events, please visit the Havasu Balloon Fest website here: HavasuBalloonFest.com

Balloon Fest 2018 Havasu


2018 Havasu Balloon Festival Ticket Information

Tickets for the 2018 Havasu Balloon Festival cost just $15 for general admission. Pay once and get in for all three days of the event. Kids ages 14 and under are allowed in absolutely free of charge. Tickets can be purchased online at https://havasuballoonfest.com/product/general-admission-tickets/

 Lake Havasu Balloon Fest and Fair

Make it a really special time by purchasing a VIP ticket for $65 each. This ticket is good for just one day's admission. With that admission, you get to stay in a nice heated tent, have access to upgraded mobile restrooms (instead of the port-a-potties), receive snacks, soda, water, and a specially catered meal provided by one of our local restaurants. You also get special VIP parking for the day. To purchase your VIP pass, please visit the festival's online box office at https://havasuballoonfest.com/product/gondola-vip-tickets/


Weather Watch

The weather plays a huge role in ballooning. So, if it's too windy, balloons may be grounded. That includes mass ascensions as well as individual gondola rides. Unfortunately, there's no way of knowing for sure until an hour before an event is scheduled. And please keep all pets at home. They won't be allowed on the premises during the Havasu Balloon Festival for their safety as well as the safety of others.

 Lake Havasu Balloon Fest 2018

Have fun. Get your tickets now. Start the new year off with a balloon ride over Lake Havasu City!


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