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Festival Details - "Arizona Balloon Classic"...

 

Arizona’s Premier Hot Air Balloon Race & Festival

                                   

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

 

Dates:                        Friday, Saturday & Sunday, January 24th, 25th & 26th, 2020

 

Gates Open & Close: Friday 4:00PM – 9PM; Saturday 7:00AM – 9PM; Sunday 7:00AM – 10AM (subject to change) NEW EXPANDED HOURS

 

                                    Balloon Event Times: Morning “Hare & Hound” competition (Saturday and Sunday): 7:35AM – 8:35AM; Evening Glows (Friday & Saturday): 6:30PM – 7:30PM (times subject to change)

 

*PLEASE NOTE: Balloon Liftoffs & Glows times are always dependent upon weather conditions.

 

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.

Website:                     www.abcfest.com     azballoonclassic       azballoon

 

                   ALL EVENT INFORMATION SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Official Festival Website: http://www.abcfest.com
1933 S Ballpark Way
1933 S Ballpark Way
Goodyear, AZ United States
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