August, 9-10, 2013
Food, Fun, Entertainment
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 at 7:00 am and the second wave at 7:30 am (wind and weather permitting) at Storm Mountain Park, 11400 South 1000 East, directions.
On Saturday evening, the festivities move to the South Towne Promenade in front of Sandy City Hall, 10000 South 173 west with the balloon glow beginning around 8:00 pm. Tasty food choices will be available for purchase and enjoy an evening of entertainment on the festival stage.
Bring the whole family to see the balloons fly and at dusk on Saturday enjoy food and entertainment and the glow of the balloons in the night sky.
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 this year's 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 morrorless cameras and lenses from Canon and Nikon at the balloon festival. Canon and Nikon will have representatives on hand at the balloon festival providing the latest camera equipment. Just bring an 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.