38th Annual Colorado Balloon Classic
Colorado's Largest Air Show
Admission for spectators is free!
Theme for 2014 - “Making Life More Colorful!”
Check out this great video filmed at the 2013 Balloon Classic
by Brave World Productions
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.
Armstrong Transportation Services
Official Moving Company
City of Colorado Springs
El Paso County
Web Support Sponsor
KRDO Newschannel 13
KWHS TV 51
KBIQ - Q102.7
The Voice of the Classic
Power Plant Media
Photo Contest &
Social Media Sponsor
Hispanic Media Sponsor
to view all the 2014
sponsors and supporters.
The time has come... Put on your graphic designer hat and enter the 2015 Colorado Balloon Classic Logo Contest. Click here for an entry form and all the details.
Speaking Engagements -
Did you know the Balloon Classic Staff is available for speaking engagements year round. Click here to contact us for more information.
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