Frederick in Flight - Hot Air Balloon Festival

When: June 21, 22 & 23, 2019
Where:  Centennial Park
630 Eighth St.
Frederick, CO 80530
Please note: Northbound Colorado Blvd from Hwy 52 is closed due to construction. Use detours on Silver Birch or Frederick Way to get to the park.
When: Morning balloon lift-off is at sunrise (around 6 a.m.)each day and Glow Party on Saturday night at 5 pm
Contact: AWilson@FrederickCO.gov 

FREE to attend, watch and play!
Balloon rides are sponsored and not available for purchase.

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2019 Event Details


Join the Town of Frederick as we celebrate the many forms of flight in June with a hot air balloon lift, glow party, and tons of fun for the whole family! The balloons lift at daybreak, weather permitting. Balloons lift off between 5:30 a.m. - 6 a.m. under ideal weather conditions. Make-up flights will only be available during the event as available.

The Glow Party will take place on Saturday evening from 5-9 p.m. at Centennial Park and will feature live music, food vendors, beer garden, kids activities and hot air balloons candle sticking and glowing (weather permitting). 

This event requires a lot of work to get it off the ground - consider volunteering to help make it run more smoothly! 
 

Friday

5 a.m. - Breakfast vendors: Teal Taco, Snowball Shack and ShortD's
5 a.m. -  Pilots, Volunteers, and sponsored riders arrive at Centennial Park
5:30 a.m. - Pilot and Rider briefing
5:55 a.m. - Skydivers and National Anthem
6 a.m. - Balloon lift at daybreak at Centennial Park. 
 

Saturday

5 a.m. - Breakfast vendors: The Waffle Lab, Teal Taco and ShortD's
5 a.m. -  Pilots, Volunteers, and sponsored riders arrive at Centennial Park
5:30 a.m. - Pilot and Rider briefing
5:55 a.m. - Skydivers and National Anthem
6 a.m. - Balloon lift at daybreak at Centennial Park. 
 Balloons lift off between 5:30 am - 6 a.m. under ideal weather conditions.
7 a.m. - RE/MAX Momentum FREE tethered balloon rides. The line for these free tethered balloon rides starts at 6 am. There are no age or height requirements. Groups may be separated for weight requirements and capacity. Rides will last until the balloon runs out of fuel or by 10 am, whichever happens first.
7 a.m. - FREE Kids Variety Show featuring Magic, Juggling, and balloon twisting by Ann Lincoln

11 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Frederick in Flight 5k at Mountain Cowboy Brewing Company in downtown Frederick

Check out the Glow Party map to plan your evening!


5 p.m. - 9 p.m. - Glow Party at Centennial Park featuring
  • FREE kids activities and bounce houses
  • Alpha Martial Arts Demo at 6 pm in front of the main stage
  • Salida Circus in the amphitheater from 6 pm - 8 pm featuring Aerialists, stilt walker and juggling jester!
  • Beer Garden featuring Wild Cider, Mountain Cowboy Brewing Company, Echo Brewing and more Colorado favorites!
  • Food Trucks: Wheels on Fire, The Waffle Lab, Original by Greeks, Georgia Boys BBQ, Margarita Mexican, Happy cones, L & D Lemonade, ShortD's, Edge Gourmet, Roll It Up Sushi and I Scream Colorado
  • Live music on the main stage with "Boogie Machine"! Dust off your bell bottoms and get down to some funky disco tunes!

Sunday

5 a.m. - Margarita Mexican, Snowball Shack and ShortD's
5 a.m. -  Pilots, Volunteers, and sponsored riders arrive at Centennial Park
5:30 a.m. - Pilot and Rider briefing
5:55 a.m. - Skydivers and National Anthem
6 a.m. - Balloon lift at daybreak at Centennial Park. 
Balloons lift off between 5:30 a.m. - 6 a.m. under ideal weather conditions.

Sponsor 


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! 

Send in your sponsor application today!
Questions? Contact 
Angela Wilson 



Volunteers 


This event requires a lot of work to get it off the ground! Sign up to volunteer and be on the hot air balloon lift off and chase crew or help with the Glow Party.

Please print, sign and bring the Volunteer Release Form to check-in at the town tent when you arrive for your volunteer shift.

For more details, contact our Events Coordinator


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Thank you, sponsors!

Anadarko

Interstate Ford

Special Shape Sponsor

United Power

Landing Ceremony Sponsor

Glacier Liquors

Special thanks to Chick-fil-A Larkridge - special appearance and "cow drop" on Saturday morning!

Hot Air Balloon Sponsors

4Rivers Equipment / Ameritech construction / Carbon Valley Parks and Recreation District / Centennial Lending / Colorado Materials, Inc. / Dave and Buster's / Fairfield and Woods, P.C. / Elizabeth Ferrer / FirstBank - Firestone Branch / First Point Construction / Frederick Development Company / JK Transports Inc / John's Creative Roofing / Johnston Chiropractic / L.G. Everist, Inc / Midas Tri-Town / Northern Engineering / Renewal by Andersen / Seay Properties / Silverstone Development Company / St Vrain Sanitation / Sunflower Bank / TBK Bank / timberLan / United Power / Waste Connections of Colorado / Yeti Feet & Co. / Zadel Realty

Be sure to stop by the Glow Party and check out these vendor sponsors:

"I Have a Dream" Foundation of Boulder County / Carbon Valley Kiwanis Club / Denver Balloons and Events / Imagine Charter School / L.L. Johnson Dist. Co. / 'Ohana Montessori Preschool / ShortD's / Tutoring Excellence of Longmont