THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW
Gates Open & Close: Friday 4:00PM – 9PM; Saturday 7:00AM – 9PM; Sunday 7:00AM – 10AM (subject to change) NEW EXPANDED HOURS
Location: Goodyear Ballpark – 1933 S. Ballpark Way, Goodyear, Arizona 85338
Beneficiary: Valley of the Sun United Way - Valley of the Sun United Way’s mission is to break the cycle of poverty for Valley families. “We fight to end hunger in the classroom, to end homelessness, and to put a stop to financial instability.” A portion of ticket sales will go directly back to Valley of the Sun United Way programs. Join the fight, visit vsuw.org.
Attendance: Up to 20,000 spectators are expected to enjoy this community event.
Balloons: Up to 25 hot-air balloons, including special shapes, will participate
Events: The Arizona Balloon Classic” – On Saturday and Sunday mornings, January 25th & 26th, the sky will be filled with colorful 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 and experience the balloons inflation and lift off. Photo taking is invited.
DESERT GLOWS on Friday and Saturday evenings, January 24th & 25th are our most popular attended events. A field full of illuminated, tethered, hot air balloons will glow in time to music.
Other Events: Hot Air Balloon rides, the FREE QT Family Fun Zone, Hot Air Balloon Tether rides, Fireworks (Saturday ONLY), Live Entertainment, Stunt shows, “Weekend Hunger Backpack” activities, sampling, and many other exciting events. Retail shopping and commercial exhibits for purchases or browsing.
Street Foodfest: Our 3rd Annual Street Foodfest is set to get BIGGER with a culinary experience including; the “Beer Garden”, Food tasting, Cooking demonstrations, Food eating contests, Live music stage and more. Come hungry and stay for a while…
Admission: For any one day on Friday or Saturday - $20 at the gate. Sunday is FREE. DISCOUNT ticket promotion starts Friday, November 22nd, 2019 (Black Friday). Active Military and Children 12 & under are always FREE. Group ticket packages available. General parking $5. PLEASE NOTE, NO PETS ALLOWED. ALL BALLOONING EVENTS ARE DEPENDENT UPON WEATHER CONDITIONS. NO REFUNDS. RAIN CHECKS OFFERED TO OTHER BALLOON EVENTS DUE TO CANCELLATION.
ALL EVENT INFORMATION SUBJECT TO CHANGE