Cathedral City Hot Air Balloon Festival + Food Truck Fiesta

Dozens of hot air balloons will fly over the Coachella Valley from Friday, November 18 to Sunday, November 20

The official kickoff begins with the launch of the ball from the Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage on Friday, November 18 at sunrise. The Food Truck Fiesta takes place on Friday evening and the following, Saturday, November 19, at the Cathedral City Amphitheater. The party will feature a dozen food truck vendors from across Southern California, a beer garden, hot air balloon rides, a car show, kids’ areas, live music, and more.

Event calendar :

friday november 18
6:30 a.m. – Sunrise hot air balloon flight, Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage
4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – Food Truck Fiesta, Cathedral City Community Amphitheater
6:30 p.m. – Live music, continuous signal – A Pink Floyd Affair

Saturday November 19
6:30 AM, Second Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Ride, Westin Mission Hills Resort and Spa
9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Festival, Cathedral City Community Amphitheater
11:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. – Food Truck Fiesta + Beer Garden
2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Auto Show + Hot Air Balloon Show
7:00 p.m. – The Dreamboats, flagship concert of the festival
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Balloon Glow evening with music
All day: live music, AMP “Instrument Zoo” craft market, first green tee, tethered balloon rides and balloon candy drops.

Sunday November 20
6:30 AM, Third Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Flight, Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage
7:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. – Special Shaped Pancake Breakfast, Big League Dreams

All tickets for special festival events are on sale at
A special 3-day VIP pass is available for $100.
All Cathedral City residents and Agua Caliente Casinos ACE cardholders will enjoy free admission to the Food Truck Fiesta.
All events are open to the public.