• Ronda Ogilvie

Out West Balloon Fest and Fun Run

Great Fun For the whole family!

Looking for something fun for the whole family? 50 hot air balloons will decorate the sky at the 2nd annual Out West Balloon Fest and Fun Run, Featuring a Fun Run benefiting Cox Charities at the University of Phoenix in Glendale, Ariz. on March, 4, 5 and 6 2016. This event will be the largest balloon race in Arizona where pilots will be competing for the Arizona State Champion title. Spectators will witness the launch and landing of the most beautiful vehicles in the sky and partake in a weekend full of special activities to keep the whole family entertained.

This year, the stadium will not only allow spectators to watch balloons launch each morning, but will also be able to watch them fly toward the spectator field and watch them glow on Friday and Saturday evenings.

Fun Run!

The Fun Run benefiting Cox Charities is happening Saturday, March 5. Runners will be following a course that will wrap around University of Phoenix Stadium. As they run they will have the unique opportunity to watch balloons launch into the sky and cheer them on from above. Each runner will have a chance to race across the one and only hot air balloon finish line in Arizona.

The day of the event, race packet pick up will be from 6 – 6:45 a.m. The run will start promptly at 7 a.m. and the balloons will launch shortly after.

Runners can register at outwestballoonfest.com.

Registration is $30 and includes a t-shirt, racing bib, a medal and admission to the Out West Balloon Fest Glow on Saturday night, March 5.

Balloon Glows!

On Friday and Saturday evening, bring the family out and enjoy special activities including live entertainment, music, a special kids zone and of course more than 30 balloons on the ground lighting up the night.

Bring your appetite because on the ground attendees will find dozens of food and novelty vendors, wine and craft beer tastings and opportunities to mingle with the balloon pilots.

Event Times!

Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Gates Open 5:30 a.m. and 6 am on Sunday

Gates close 11 am and re-open 4pm - 9 pm

Get Tickets!

Morning: $10 adult, Kids 12 and under free Evening: $15 adult, $7 child, kids 2 and under are free

If you purchase your tickets online before the event:

Morning: $7 adults, kids 12 and under free Evening: $11 adult, $4 child.

Combo tickets for both the morning and evening event can be purchase for $15, adult and $4, child.

More information can be found at www.outwestballoonfest.com.

*Events subject to change based on weather.

Hope to see you there!!