Snowmass Balloon Festival
The iconic Snowmass Balloon Festival returns to Snowmass Village for its 46th year, September 10-12, 2021. The event will include three days of morning balloon launches, and a Friday evening Balloon Night Glow.
Spectators are encouraged to drive in, hike up, or bike around to take in the sights and sounds of the morning balloon launches taking place 7:30am-9:00am on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Click here for a “how-to” guide to hiking and biking Snowmass’ trails for best balloon viewing.
To watch the balloons from the comfort of your car, parked adjacent to the launch site at Town Park Station or Brush Creek Road, you must register in advance for a spot. To view the balloons from Snowmass’ trails, read our “how-to” guide that details where to park and what trails offer the best views for hikers and bikers.
Free parking can be found at the Brush Creek Park and Ride, the Snowmass Rodeo Lot, the Tom Blake Trailhead, Little Red Schoolhouse, the Snowmass Mall, and the Snowmass Base Village Parking Garage. These lots are for day use only; guests are not permitted to park and sit in their cars to watch the festival in these lots. Instead, please register to watch from the designated parking area at Town Park and along Brush Creek.
Check back for this year’s registration link!
How to get here
The Snowmass Balloon Festival takes place in Snowmass Town Park. The Snowmass Village Shuttle provides free public transportation throughout Snowmass Village to Town Park. Routes and pick-up locations can be found here.
If you are staying outside of Snowmass Village, RFTA provides free public transportation from Aspen and the Brush Creek Intercept Lot to Town Park Station. Free parking is available at the Brush Creek Intercept Lot. Routes and schedules can be found here.
If you are staying outside of Snowmass Village, RFTA provides free public transportation from Aspen and the Brush Creek Intercept Lot to Base Village. Free parking is available at the Brush Creek Intercept Lot and Town Park Station (Rodeo Lot), with free shuttles to Base Village. Routes and schedules can be found here.
If you are driving, free parking is available in the Base Village Parking Garage. If you park in the garage, take the elevator up to Base Village.
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