Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce - Event Information

Event Name:8th Annual Arizona Balloon Classic
Event Type(s):Fair / Festival

Dates: Friday, Saturday & Sunday, January 25th, 26th & 27th, 2019

Gates Open & Close: Friday 4:00PM – 8PM; Saturday 7:00AM – 8PM; Sunday 7:00AM – 10AM (subject to change)

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
Attendance:                     Up to 20,000 spectators are expected to enjoy this community event.
Balloons:                          Up to 30 hot-air balloons, including special shapes, will participate
Events:                               The Arizona Balloon Classic – On Saturday and Sunday mornings, January 26th                                             & 27th, 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 25th & 26th 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 QT Family Fun Zone, Hot Air Balloon Tether rides, Laser                                              Light Show (Friday ONLY), Fireworks (Saturday ONLY), Live Entertainment,                                              sampling, and many other exciting events.  Retail shopping and commercial                                              exhibits for purchases or browsing. 
Street Foodfest:                Our 2nd Annual Street Foodfest is set to expend with a culinary experience                                             including; the Saddle Mountain Brewery “Beer Garden”, Food tasting, Cooking                                             demonstrations & Cooking School, Food eating contests, Live music stage and                                              more. Come hungry and stay for a while…
Admission:                         For any one day - $15 at the gate. DISCOUNT ticket promotion starts Friday,                                             November 23rd, 2018 (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.
Event Date:1/25/2019 - 1/27/2019
Event Time:4:00 PM - 8:00 PM MST
Location:Goodyear Ballpark
1933 S. Ballpark Way
Goodyear, AZ 85338

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Contact Person:Nanette Duncan
(phone: 480.600.4743)
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1/25/2019 - 1/27/2019
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