Erie City Fair and Balloon Festival May 21-22, 2022

Erie, Colorado’s annual event draws more than 20,000 people to town each year as it is an old-fashioned fun and balloon launch event.

Bring the family early, as the event starts Saturday and Sunday mornings at 6 a.m.

Erie hosts many community events, but this is the biggest of the year, a fun way for the family to start participating in summer events.

Included at the Erie Town Fair

  • Location: Downtown and Coal Creek Park
  • 200 craft and food vendors (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
  • Games
  • petting zoo
  • beer garden

Balloon launches

  • Located: West of Erie High School
  • time permitting
  • Inflation starts at 6:30 a.m. Saturday, Sunday

Reverend Richard J. Van Valkenburg of Erie, Pennsylvania helped found Erie, Colorado, naming it after his hometown. In the late 1800s, Erie’s coal mines helped power steam locomotives.

Erie has often hosted concerts in the park at Coal Creek Park:

After the day’s festivities, you can still visit many of the places Erie has to offer:

The Erie Town Fair and Hot Air Balloon Festival is just one of many hot air balloon festivals to experience in Colorado in 2022.

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