Frederick in Flight - Hot Air Balloon Festival

Frederick in Flight

When: Saturday, June 25 & Sunday, 26, 2022
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).

Information Station Pre-Party

When: June 21, 22, & 23, 2022
Where: 311 Fifth St, Frederick, CO 80530
Time: 4 - 6 pm 

Come Pre-Party during the week with us in downtown Frederick before our balloons take flight! Our Information Station Pre-Party will include a craft booth, gift card giveaways, an information booth about hot air balloons, and popsicles. This is a completely free event, so bring the family and enjoy an evening out! 

Volunteers

We need volunteers for these events! The Information Station needs volunteers to set up, help with a craft table, and distribute popsicles. Frederick in Flight needs volunteers to help with balloon crewing (helping the balloons get set up, following them as they fly, and helping them land and tear down) as well as volunteers to help make the Balloon Bash on Saturday night go smoothly. See what shifts are available and sign up to get these events off the ground.

Event Schedule

Friday, June 24

TimeActivity
4:00 - 7:00 pmMarket Vendors in Centennial Park
6:00 pmPilot Briefing


Saturday, June 25

TimeActivity
5:00 amBreakfast Vendors
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
5:00 - 9:00 pmBalloon Bash in Centennial Park


Sunday, June 26

TimeActivity
5:00 amBreakfast Vendors
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

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.


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