August, 7-8, 2015
Food, Fun, Entertainment
Update, August 7:
Due to weather conditions, hot air balloons were unable to launch this morning. The Sandy Balloon Festival is dependent on weather conditions each year and the event cannot be rescheduled due to pilot schedules for other events. When weather patterns are questionable like this morning, pilots will determine if it is feasible to launch.
PLEASE NOTE: Tomorrow's (August 8th) launch and glow are subject to favorable weather conditions.
See a sky full of hot air balloons at the annual Sandy Hot Air Balloon Festival. The sunrise balloon launches happen both mornings. The first wave launch around 7:00 am and the second wave around 7:30 am (wind and weather permitting) at Storm Mountain Park, 11400 South 1000 East, directions.
On Saturday evening, 8:00- 10:00 pm, the festivities move to the South Towne Promenade in front of Sandy City Hall, 10000 South 173 west with the balloon glow beginning around 8:30 pm. Tasty food choices will be available for purchase. Also enjoy an evening of entertainment.
Bring the whole family to see the balloons fly and at dusk on Saturday enjoy food and entertainment and the glow of the balloons.
Some pilots may need volunteers to help crew their hot air balloons. Come early, find a pilot that needs help and experience the thrill of helping crew a hot air balloon.
Pixels Foto and Frame in Sandy is once again the balloon festival photo contest sponsor. Submit your best photos of the balloon festival for a chance to win valuable print prizes. Also, sign up for a chance to try the best and latest DSLRs and mirrorless cameras and lenses from Canon and Sony at the balloon festival. Canon and Sony will have representatives on hand at the balloon festival providing the latest camera equipment. Bring your own SD or CF memory card, a valid credit card and driver's license to the festival and you can try the best. Click here to sign up to use the camera equipment and to submit your balloon photos PIXELS FOTO website.