Moffat County Hot Air Balloon Festival

An explosion of propane fueled flames heats up Dark Sunrise for the 10th annual Moffat County Hot Air Balloon Festival.
Clay Thorp/Craig Press

The Moffat County Hot Air Balloon Festival will be in full swing on Saturday August 6th. For more information, visit MCBalloonFestival.com.

Friday August 5

6:30 a.m. — Potential hot air balloon launch, weather permitting

7:00 p.m. — Concert at Alice Pleasant Park/Yampa Valley Brewing Company with the Tucker Rose Band



Saturday August 6

6:30 a.m. — Hot air balloon launch and hunt, weather permitting

6:00 a.m. — Flying Colors 5k run/walk registration with same start at 7:00 a.m.



7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. — Breakfast Burritos for sale to benefit St. Michael’s Ministries

7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. — Tether rides for $10 per person

7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. – Colorado Cruisers Auto Show Registration

9:00 a.m. – NorthwestColorado Health Duck Race Ticket Sale

9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. – Colorado Cruisers Classic Car Show

9am-9pm — Bouncy houses Wow Factor Attractions

9 a.m. to 7 p.m. — Craft vendors open

10am-12pm — Classic Air Medical Helicopter

10 a.m. to 7 p.m. — Opening of food shops

11 a.m.-9 p.m. — Beer garden

11am-12pm — Live entertainment with Borillo Entertainment

11:30 a.m. – NorthwestColorado Health Duck Race kicks off from the Ranney Street Bridge. Watch for little swimmers at the Loudy-Simpson boat launch.

Noon-1:30 p.m. — Live music with Four 2 Play Band

12:30 p.m. — Registration for the Cardboard Boat Regatta

1:30-2:30 p.m. — Cardboard boat regatta

2:30-4pm — Live music with Peach Street Revival

4:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. — Bingo with cash prizes

5-6:30 p.m. — Live music with Wordan Jilson and the Wild Bunch

6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. — Live entertainment with Borrillo Entertainment

7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. — Live music with The Petty Nicks Experience

8:30 p.m. — Balloon or candlestick glow, weather permitting

Sunday August 7

6:30 a.m. — Potential hot air balloon launch, weather permitting