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2014 Colorado Balloon Classic
Our 38th Year
August 30, August 31, September 1, 2014


Per ordinance - no pets are allowed on the launch field during the Colorado Balloon Classic.
Service Animals are allowed.

Smoking is prohibited on the launch field during the Colorado Balloon Classic

Schedule of Events

Friday, August 29, 2014 in Hotel Eleganté

Pilot Early Registration 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Launch Director Briefing 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Crew Registration 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Mandatory Pilot Briefing 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

  • Jewel of the Classic Award sponsored by Signed, Sealed and Delivered
  • Pilot’s Distance Award sponsored by Colorado Springs Convention and Visitor’s Bureau

Pilot Late Registration 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Get Acquainted Reception (Invitation Only) 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm


Saturday, August 30, 2014 - Firestone Complete Auto Care Day

Concessions open to the public Launch Site 6:00 am

Free Bicycle “Valet” Parking - Ball Field # 3  6:00 am – 10:00 am

Presentation of Colors by American Medical Response Honor Guard In front of Showmobile 6:00 am

National Anthem by American Medical Response Honor Guard Announcer’s Stage 6:00 am

Welcome from the Announcer’s Stage 6:05 am

Pilot & Crew Briefing - Public is invited - to be held at the Announcer’s Stage 6:10 am

Pikes Peak 99s Award Presentation Announcer’s Stage 6:20 am

Inflate Pathfinder Balloon Launch Field 6:40 am

Hot Air Balloons begin Mass Ascension Launch Field 7:00 am

United States Air Force Parachute Team "The Wings of Blue" will parachute into the Rose Bowl between 8:30 am - 9:30 am


Saturday Night, August 30, 2014 - El Paso County Balloon Glo®

Our balloons stand in honor of the Military

Concessions open to the Public Launch Site 5:00 pm

Free Bicycle “Valet” Parking  - Ball Field # 3  5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Walk Thru Balloon - Fundraiser Launch Field 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Pikes Peak Volkswagen Club Car Display Launch Site 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Welcome from El Paso County Commissioners Announcer’s Stage 7:00 pm

Pilot & Crew Briefing - Public is Invited Announcer’s Stage 7:05 pm

Lay out Balloons for Balloon Glo® Launch Field 7:30 pm

Balloon Glo® Launch Field 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm


Sunday, August 31, 2014 - Sponsored by Dunkin' Donuts

Concessions open to the public Launch Site 6:00 am

Free Bicycle “Valet” Parking - Ball Field # 3   6:00 am – 10:00 am

Presentation of Colors by American Medical Response Honor Guard In front of Showmobile 6:00 am

National Anthem by American Medical Response Honor Guard Announcer’s Stage 6:00 am

Welcome from the Announcer’s Stage 6:05 am

Pilot & Crew Briefing - Public is invited - Announcer’s Stage 6:10 am

Inflate Pathfinder Balloon Launch Field 6:40 am

Hot Air Balloons begin Mass Ascension Launch Field 7:00 am


Sunday Night, August 31, 2014 - El Paso County Balloon Glo®

Our balloons stand in honor of the Military

Concessions open to the Public Launch Site 5:00 pm

Free Bicycle “Valet” Parking - Ball Field # 3   5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Walk Thru Balloon - Fundraiser Launch Field 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Welcome from El Paso County Commissioners Announcer’s Stage 7:00 pm

Pilot & Crew Briefing - Public is Invited Announcer’s Stage 7:05 pm

Lay out Balloons for Balloon Glo® Launch Field 7:30 pm

Balloon Glo® Launch Field 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Monday, September 1, 2014 - Sponsored by Dunkin' Donuts

Concessions open to the public Launch Site 6:00 am

Free Bicycle “Valet” Parking   - Ball Field  # 3  6:00 am – 10:00 am

Presentation of Colors by American Medical Response Honor Guard In front of Showmobile 6:00 am

National Anthem by American Medical Response Honor Guard Announcer’s Stage 6:00 am

Welcome from the Announcer’s Stage 6:05 am

Pilot & Crew Briefing - Public is invited - Announcer’s Stage 6:10 am

Inflate Pathfinder Balloon Launch Field 6:40 am

Hot Air Balloons begin Mass Ascension Launch Field 7:00 am