Balloon Festival

August 12 & 13, 2016
Food, Fun, Entertainment

PLEASE NOTE: 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.


*Sandy Balloon Festival Photo Contest*

Share your best picture from the Sandy City Balloon Festival on Instagram and/or Facebook! It's easy, get snapping, pick your favorite photo, and submit it on social media using the hashtag ‪#‎sandyballoonfest‬ We will have two winners: a People's Choice and Mayors Pic. The photo with the most "likes" be the end of the competition will win the People's Choice Award. Our very own Mayor Dolan will select his favorite picture from the next 3 runner ups with the most "likes". Both winners will receive 2 tickets to the REAL Salt Lake vs. FC Dallas game on August 20. All pictures must be posted with the hashtag by Sunday 8/14 by midnight. Judging will conclude on Wednesday 8/17 by midnight, and we will announce the winners of the Balloon Fest Photo Contest Friday morning. All photos will be featured on our Sandy Pinterest Board and on Sandy's Facebook page. So get your cameras out and charge your batteries the event begins tomorrow morning at sunrise! See you there, and get snapping!