The 10th annual Arizona Balloon Classic, hosted by Arizona Events Group, has officially announced its 2021 dates with balloon races and a festival slated for Friday, Jan. 22, 2021 through Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021 at Goodyear Ballpark. This socially distanced and outdoor event will feature shows and activities throughout the day and evening for the whole family.
The schedule of activities includes:
The Arizona Balloon Classic
On Saturday, Jan. 23 and Sunday, Jan. 24 from 7:35 to 8:35 a.m., the Arizona dawn sky with brilliant blues, purples, oranges, and reds as the hot-air balloons participate in thrilling “Hare & Hound” races from the grassy fields of the Goodyear Ballpark for a spectacular sight of mass and color. Spectators can walk on the field right next to the balloons and experience the inflation and lift off. Photo taking is invited.
On Friday, Jan. 22 and Saturday, Jan. 23 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. come experience a field full of illuminated, tethered, hot air balloons glowing in time to music.
Family Fun Zone
Ticketed and free activities available on Friday, Jan. 22 from 4 to 9 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 23 from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, January 24 from 7 a.m. to noon. An assortment of activities including hot air balloon rides and tethered rides, free inflatable games, stunt bike shows, fireworks (Saturday only), live entertainment, sampling, and more. Retail shopping and commercial exhibits for purchases or browsing.
Our 4th Annual Street Foodfest is truly a culinary experience! Enjoy a variety of beer and wine in our beer gardens, local food truck and festival food favorites, live music stage, and more! The Street Foodfest takes place Friday, Jan. 22 from 4 to 9 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 23 from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 24 from 7 a.m. to noon.
One day admission for Friday, Saturday or Sunday is $20 at the gate. It is recommended that tickets are purchased online at www.abcfest.com as some of the more popular events do sell out. Online tickets sales and a discount ticket promotion start Friday, Nov. 27, 2020 (Black Friday). Active military and children 12 and under are always free. Group ticket packages available. General parking is available for $5 at the ballpark.
Each year, Arizona Balloon Classic donates a portion of alcoholic beverage and ticket sales to a local non-profit. This year’s partner is Valley of the Sun United Way. The three-day event last year raised $7,500 for the local organization.
No pets allowed. All ballooning events are dependent upon weather conditions. No refunds. Rain checks offered to other balloon events due to cancellation. Valley of the Sun United Way’s mission is to break the cycle of poverty for Valley families.
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