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33rd Annual Hot Air Balloon Rodeo & 40th Annual Art in the Park

Balloon Rodeo | Balloon Glow | Art in the Park

The Hot Air Balloon Rodeo and Art in the Park offer artistry and color both on canvases and in the air making them a staple of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, in the summertime.

Weekend Schedule

Saturday, July 12, 2014

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Time Event Description
6:00am Balloon Rodeo Launch field opens and transportation begins from the Meadows Parking Lot
6:00am Balloon Rodeo Balloon Inflation
6:30am-9:30am Balloon Rodeo Watch the balloons navigate the sky
9:00am-5:00pm Art in the Park Visit with over one hundred-forty artist and culinary vendors showcasing a variety of work.
8:45pm Ballon Glow Hot Air Balloons illuminate the sky

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Time Event Description
6:00am Balloon Rodeo Launch field opens and transportation begins from the Meadows Parking Lot
6:00am Balloon Rodeo Balloon Inflation
6:30am-9:30am Balloon Rodeo Watch the balloons navigate the sky
9:00am-5:00pm Art in the Park Visit with over one hundred-forty artist and culinary vendors showcasing a variety of work.

Hot Air Balloon Rodeo

Get to the launch grounds early to see the balloons inflate, and if you’re lucky you may even be asked to help crew. The rodeo portion consists of fun contests like dipping into Bald Eagle Lake and since balloon pilots can be pretty competitive, you’re guaranteed a good show.

Once the balloons are in the air, sip on coffee and eat a yummy crepe from one of the vendors as you watch more balloons dot the Yampa Valley sky. Afterwards, head over to Art in the Park and visit with more than 100 artist vendors, catch some live entertainment, and let the kiddos play in the interactive art area.

Balloon Launch Location

Approximately 9/10 of a mile south of Walton Creek Road on Highway 40. The physical address is: 35565 South Highway 40 and the property is better known as the Bald Eagle Lake.

Parking

Free transportation is provided from the free Meadows Parking lot on Pine Grove Road. Due to the event's convenient location on the edge of town, we encourage spectators to walk, ride their bikes or take the shuttle from the hotel or lodge.

*No dogs are allowed at event site due to balloon hazards. Thank you!

Balloon Glow

This year the fun doesn't stop when the sun goes down. Come see the excitement as balloons glow throughout the Mountain Village. Spectators will have the opportunity to walk among the tethered balloons or take photos of this beautiful display from the numerous restaurant patios and hotel and condo balconies at the base of the mountain.

Art in the Park

Head over to Art in the Park and visit with over one hundred-forty artist and culinary vendors showcasing a variety of work. Kick back, catch some live entertainment, and let the kiddos play in the interactive art area.

Art in the Park takes place at West Lincoln Park on the west end of Steamboat Springs. The event is open from 9:00am-5:00pm on Saturday, July 12 and 9:00am-4:00pm on Sunday, July 13.

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Bud Light

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