The El Paso Balloon Festival is the only event that brings hot-air balloons to the Sun City.  Sunday and Monday mornings will feature dozens of hot-air balloons along with special-shaped balloons launching into the El Paso sky, representing this year’s “American” theme.  Plus, hot-air balloon pilots will offer free tethers to the public where guests enjoy flying inside a balloon while it’s still connected to the ground. 

Each morning, the festival also hosts breakfast food trucks!

Hot-air balloon viewings and access onto the launch field will be free with $5 parking. 


Want front-row balloon viewings? Of course, you do! Upgrade to a Day Camp Parking Pass to receive prime parking on the launch field.  The 20’ X 20’ space fits a vehicle and area for your personal tents, blankets, chairs and picnics.  Limited spaces available for only $25.

Balloon launches and tethers are weather permitting.