Frederick in Flight - Hot Air Balloon Festival

Sunday, June 26 Lift Off Updates

6:30 am: Flights canceled. Due to wind direction and speed, no flights are going up. Flights would not be safe or enjoyable. Thank you for understanding the safety of our pilots, crew, and riders is our number one priority.


6:05 am - Pilots making the final call for lift off at 6:30 am. Still need those winds to calm down after sunrise.

5:54 am - Skydivers jumping soon! Still waiting on lift off confirmation.

5:34 am - Pilot briefing discussing current breeze. Waiting for sunrise to warm up and calm winds and make final decisions. Currently in a holding pattern.

Update 5:18 am: we are checking in riders and pilots are showing up to check conditions. All good signs. Still not 100% confirmed.

Sunday (6/26/2022 at 4:16 am) - Pilots, crew, staff & riders are heading to the launch site (Centennial Park 630 Eighth St) to assess current weather conditions and cloud cover. 

FLIGHTS ARE TENTATIVE.

 

Frederick in Flight

When*: Hot air balloon lift offs on Saturday, June 25 & Sunday, 26, 2022
*See the schedule below for activities happening June 21 through June 26
Where: Centennial Park, 630 Eighth Street, Frederick, CO 80530
Time: Morning lift offs each day around 6 am & Balloon Bash on Saturday night!
Parking: Walk, bike, carpool, and park on neighborhood side streets.
Cost: FREE to watch! 

Celebrate 11 Years of Frederick In Flight with us on Saturday and Sunday,  June 25 & 26 with hot air balloon lifts each morning, a party on Saturday night, and fun for the whole family! The balloons lift around 6 am, weather permitting. 

Party with us on Saturday evening in Centennial Park featuring live music, food trucks, a beer garden, activities for kids, and hot air balloons candle sticking and glowing (weather permitting)

NO Drones!

During the entirety of Frederick in Flight from Friday, June 24 through Sunday, June 26, we ask that no drones be operated in or fly above Centennial Park. Drones pose a safety concern to hot air balloons, hot air balloon pilots, and passengers. The Town Communications & Engagement certified drone pilot is the ONLY approved drone for this event.


Event Schedule

Tuesday, June 21

TimeActivity
4:00 - 6:00 pmInformation Station Pre-Party

311 Fifth St, Frederick, CO 80530

Wednesday, June 22

TimeActivity
4:00 - 6:00 pmInformation Station Pre-Party

311 Fifth St, Frederick, CO 80530

Thursday, June 23

TimeActivity
4:00 - 6:00 pmInformation Station Pre-Party

311 Fifth St, Frederick, CO 80530

Friday, June 24

TimeActivity
MorningPilot Only Fun Fly
On Friday morning, pilots will be testing their hot air balloons over the skies of Frederick. This is a chance for our dedicated pilots who come from far away to test fly their balloons and get familiar with the front range. This is for pilots and their crew only and does not include official Town activities. So stay at home but if you are an early riser, grab your coffee and look up!
4:00 - 8:00 pmMarket in Centennial Park - local artisans and vendors. Plus, FREE yoga in the park at 7 pm. See the list of vendors on our Frederick Market webpage.
5:00 pmPilot Briefing - This is your chance to ask a pilots questions and learn more about what the crew is focused on during the event.


Saturday, June 25

TimeActivity
5:00 amBreakfast Vendors:
  • Back 9 at Bella Rosa - Breakfast burritos
  • Tommy Boy Mini Donuts
  • Redemption Road Coffee
5:00 amPilots, Volunteers, and Sponsored Riders arrive at Centennial Park
5:30 amPilot and Rider Briefing
5:55 amNational Anthem
6:00 amBalloon Lift in Centennial Park
7:00 am

RE/MAX Momentum FREE tethered balloon rides
*RESCHEDULED TO SUNDAY, JUNE 26 (WEATHER PERMITTING)*

  • First come, first serve.
  • Participants must sign waiver, and rides will be in order of waivers signed. 
  • Balloon pilot has final say in passengers allowed to ride. 
  • Dependent on weather conditions.
5:00 - 9:00 pmBalloon Bash in Centennial Park
  • Hot air balloons candle-sticking and glowing (weather permitting)
  • FREE kids activities
  • Beer & cider garden
  • Food Vendors Including: Cirque Kitchen, Edge Gourmet Street Kitchen, Georgia Boys BBQ, Happy Cones CO, Infinitus Pie, Kona Ice, Original By Greeks LLC, ShortD's, Simply Le Crepes, Sticky Fingers Wyo,  Tommy Boy Mini Donuts, and Waffle Cakes
  • Live music on the big stage with "The Hot Lunch Band," who specialize in hard core funk and just good dance music.


Sunday, June 26

TimeActivity
5:00 amBreakfast Vendors:
  • Tommy Boy Mini Donuts
  • Redemption Road Coffee
5:00 am Pilots, Volunteers, and Sponsored Riders arrive at Centennial Park
5:30 amPilot and Rider Briefing
5:55 am National Anthem
6:00 amBalloon Lift in Centennial Park
7:00 am

RE/MAX Momentum FREE tethered balloon rides
*RESCHEDULED from Saturday, June 25*

  • First come, first serve.
  • Participants must sign waiver, and rides will be in order of waivers signed. 
  • Balloon pilot has final say in passengers allowed to ride. 
  • Dependent on weather conditions.
7:00 amSunrise Yoga - Canceled. Sorry! Sometimes life gets in the way and things happen. Namaste. 

Market Vendors

New for 2022 - market vendors have the opportunity to participate in our signature events during a farmers market at the event! To be considered a market vendor, you must fit into one of three categories (Grower/Producer/Food, Artisan/Crafter, or Non-Profit) and complete the Market Vendor Application (application available January 1, 2022). If your business doesn’t fit into one of these three categories, you can still participate in the event as a sponsor!

2022 Sponsor Opportunities

Get a higher level of recognition by sponsoring Frederick in Flight! There are many benefits of sponsoring, including your business name featured on a sponsor banner, event promotional materials, and of course a hot air balloon flight for two! Check out our 2022 Sponsor Opportunities.

Thank You for our 2022 Sponsors

Premium Sponsors

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Special Shape Balloon Sponsors

  • Front Range Landfill
  • RE/MAX Momentum
  • The Holly Vejrostek Team JPAR Modern Real Estate
  • United Power

Skydiving Sponsor

  • Applewood Plumbing Heating & Electric 

Hot Air Balloon Sponsors

  • 4Rivers Equipment
  • Aire Serv of the Front Range
  • Apollo Energy
  • FCI Constructors, Inc.
  • Mac-n-Charlie's Pet Stop featuring Gold Paw Grooming
  • Mayor’s Challenge
  • North Range Behavioral Health
  • Parenti for HD19
  • Pebble Bay Soaps
  • Sellstate Peak Realty
  • St. Vrain Sanitation District
  • TNT Home Services
  • Zadel Realty

Vendor Sponsors

  • AAA
  • allnu2u
  • Carbon Valley Church of Christ
  • Girl Scouts of Colorado
  • Renewal by Andersen
  • Rick Hinojos Agency of American Family
  • Steves Retro Arcade
  • Sugar Jar Sweets
  • Sunrun Solar
  • Tutoring Excellence
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