Welcome to the 2016 El Paso Balloon Festival
The three-day, family-friendly festival falls on a patriotic holiday in one of the most patriotic cities in America. The festival commemorates past and present soldiers with the Soldier Salute at Saturday night’s Balloon Glow, and the national anthem and a Soldier Salute. The entire event offers activities that are free and affordable, so bring out the whole family!
Hot-Air Balloon Rallies
This is the only hot-air balloon rally in the city. For over 30 years, El Paso Balloon Festival has featured hot-air balloons from all over the country. In 2016. dozens of hot-air balloons will lift off on Sunday and Monday mornings along with special-shaped hot-air balloons that go with the festival's "American" theme. Plus, select pilots will offer tethers to the public. All hot-air balloon activities are FREE.
Festival & Ranch Activities
We saddled up and moved locations to Bowen Ranch. The new venue holds a Western saloon and beautiful green pastures over several acres. Festival and ranch activities take place throughout the day that include trail rides, lasso lessons, hayrides, and a saloon for the adults. Plus, enjoy live music, food trucks and festival vendors that the family will love.