RiverScene Magazine | 11th Annual Havasu Balloon Festival

The Havasu Balloon Festival and Fair will be held January 20-23, 2022 at Windsor Beach State Park, and organizers are working hard to make sure everything goes off without a hitch. The theme for the 2022 event is “Flying High in the Desert Skies”.

This marks the 11and Festival year in Lake Havasu City, and it has become a real crowd pleaser and attracts audiences as well as attendees from around the world.

People can sign up to volunteer through the website at havasuballoonfestival.com. The organizers are looking for volunteers for many positions, such as ticket sales, garbage collection, ice distribution, information booth and more.

Tickets are $20 and are valid for all four days. Children 10 and under are free.

There will be plenty of free off-site parking with four huge lots for attendees to use, with buses and shuttles to get people to and from the entrance gates. Hot air balloon flights and the glow are subject to weather conditions.

2022 Havasu Balloon Festival Map

The crew helps a fan at the 2018 Havasu Balloon Festival. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

Pilots participate in the Night Glow Thursday night during the 2018 Havasu Balloon Festival. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene