BALLOON LAUNCHES

FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY

One special weekend every summer, the morning skies above Bend come alive with the entrancing rainbow colors of hot air balloons. Wake up the family early and get out to R.E. Jewell Elementary School to watch these sleeping giants come to life. Visitors might even get to meet a pilot and help inflate one of the behemoths. Or just stand back and watch the magic happen as support crews do their part to help the balloons rise into the sky to greet the morning sun.

Balloon Launches & Schedule of Events

Friday July 24, 2020

Balloon Launch just after Sunrise at RE Jewell Elementary School

*The balloons will start setting up at sunrise (about 6am), with an estimated launch time of 6:45-7am (depending on weather). We suggest showing up around 6:15am to grab a spot, and to ensure you don’t miss the launch.

Children’s Festival from Noon-8pm at Riverbend Park

Balloon Blast Kid’s Race at 2pm at Riverbend Park

Night Glow begins at 5pm at Riverbend Park. Balloons glow around 8:30pm.

Saturday July 25, 2020

Balloon Launch just after Sunrise at RE Jewell Elementary School.

*The balloons will start setting up at sunrise (about 6am), with an estimated launch time of 6:45-7am (depending on weather). We suggest showing up around 6:15am to grab a spot, and to ensure you don’t miss the launch.

Bacon, Brew & Balloons Festival at 5pm-10pm at Sam Johnson Park in Redmond
– Night Glow portion kicks off at sunset (around 8:30pm)

Sunday July 26, 2020

Balloon Launch just after Sunrise at RE Jewell Elementary School

*The balloons will start setting up at sunrise (about 6am), with an estimated launch time of 6:45-7am (depending on weather). We suggest showing up around 6:15am to grab a spot, and to ensure you don’t miss the launch.

*The balloon launches and balloons displays at the Night Glow events are subject to weather conditions. If wind (usually any faster than 7mph) or other weather conditions make it unsafe to launch or inflate the balloons, the events will be delayed or canceled. Thank you for understanding.

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