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38th Annual Colorado Balloon Classic
Colorado's Largest Air Show
Admission for spectators is free!

Theme for 2014 - Making Life More Colorful!

To reserve your personal Balloon Ride during the 2014 Colorado Balloon Classic, please contact our Official Ride Operator - Rainbow Ryders at 800-725-2477 or visit www.RAINBOWRYDERS.COM.

Click here for a special Announcement from the Colorado Balloon Classic.

Click here for the 2014 Colorado Balloon Classic’s Official Media Press Kit.

Our office will be closed from noon on Friday till Wednesday morning.  Hope to see you in Memorial Park for the Classic! For more information, please contact the Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau.

The Colorado Balloon Classic is held in Memorial Park, in Colorado Springs, off Pikes Peak Avenue between Hancock Avenue and Union Boulevard near the shores of Prospect Lake. Mass ascensions of dozens of balloons are scheduled for Saturday, Sunday and Monday mornings with a Balloon Glo® scheduled for Saturday and Sunday evenings. Each year a variety of concessions are available and entertainment is provided during each event.

The Colorado Balloon Classic (a division of Colorado Springs Balloon Classic, Inc.) was organized in 1977 and has grown to be the largest and the longest continuously running hot air balloon festival in the Rocky Mountain Region as well as the State of Colorado. The Colorado Balloon Classic is an annual family event - admission is free - held each Labor Day weekend.


Arrow Moving & Storage
Official Movers

City of Colorado Springs
Event Sponsor

Dunkin' Donuts
Day Sponsor

El Paso County
Glow Sponsor

Firestone Complete Autocare
Day Sponsor

Infront Webworks
Web Support Sponsor

KRDO Newschannel 13
Media Sponsor

Media Sponsor

KBIQ - Q102.7

The Voice of the Classic

Univision Colorado
Hispanic Media Sponsor

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to view all the 2014

sponsors and supporters.

Per City Ordinance, NO PETS in Memorial Park during the Colorado Balloon Classic or any special event.  Also NO SMOKING except in designation areas but not on the launch site. Overnight parking, including RVs, are not allowed in Memorial Park.

Balloon Classic Named Top 100 Event in North America for 2014
The Colorado Balloon Classic has been selected as a "Top 100 Special Events in North America" by the American Bus Association (ABA).

Take a Tour of Memorial Park
Click here to take a tour of Memorial Park, home of the Colorado Balloon Classic.

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Background photo taken by Emily Walker
2008 Photo Contest Winner - Junior Division
Colorado Balloon Classic
328 Bonfoy Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO, 80909
Fax: 719-471-7303
(Our full-time staff is available all year)