Its that time of year for the Annual Havasu Balloon Festival & Fair designated as one of THE TOP 100 EVENTS IN NORTH AMERICA by the American Bus Association — an event you do not want to miss!

The Havasu Balloon Festival and Fair Store is available to answer questions by calling: 928.505.2440 from 10am-2pm Tue-Fri or by e-mailing:

January 20th, 2024
| Recurring Event 
Lake Havasu State Park, Windsor 4
171 London Bridge Rd
Lake Havasu City
, AZ 86403
Admission Price:

General admission: $20 (tickets are good for all 4 days), children 10 years old and younger are free

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Lake Havasu Balloon Festival Boat ParkingClick on map to expand

Morning/Evening Ascension* Locations

Windsor 4, Bridgewater Channel, various parking/dirt lots around the London Bridge and throughout the city, golf courses, and schools. Ascension locations depend on wind direction and conditions; launch locations will not be known until the hour of ascension.

PLEASE REMEMBER! Ballooning is fully dependent on wind conditions. The safety of the operator and crew is always of the utmost importance; balloons cannot ascend in windy conditions and morning or afternoon ascension will be cancelled if the wind picks up. Notice of cancellation will not be known until the hour of ascension as wind conditions change quickly. For updates, check the Havasu Balloon Festival’sFacebookpage.

Run with Balloons 5K/10K

6:30am on Saturday, Jan. 20 to begin at the lower end of the Balloon Field. The 10k begins at 8:45am and the 5k at 9am. is $40/person, $135/families (2 parents and 2 children), $185/Teams of 6


Clickhereto purchase tickets for camping, VIP admission, and general admission. 

Fun Zone

The Carnival is packed  with non-stop fun for kids of all ages.


  • Mass Ascensions
  • Glow-in on the River Night Glow
  • Dog Shows
  • Car Shows
  • Kids’ Events
  • Carnival Rides & Events
  • Live Stage Bands
  • Merchandise Vendors
  • Food Vendors
  • Gondola Club/VIP Access
  • Synchronized Kite Flying Demonstrations
  • Daily Entertainment

The balloons love to soar over Lake Havasu City and in and around the Bridgewater Channel and the London Bridge, so get your cameras ready. Giant balloons lightly touch the water and quickly ascend if there are no boats or non-motorized craft or persons in harm’s way.

If you want to experience ballooning from lift-off, bring your cameras and watch as the balloon teams ready their rides for ascent and experience up close and personal the heat of the burners as the teams rise into the sky on the balloon field on the island or around town where they are lifting off. Balloon teams will be available throughout the weekend to talk about the art and history of hot air balloons.

Check out Havasu Balloon Festival & Fair on Facebook at: or visit the website directly

DID YOU KNOW? On January 9, 1793, the first balloon flight in North America was made by Jean Pierre Blanchard from Philadelphia to Gloucester County, New Jersey and George Washington was present to see the balloon launch!

*Mass Ascensions and balloon rides may be cancelled based on weather conditions. Balloon flight fees and event dates, times and/or details are subject to change. Please contact event coordinator or check event websiteto verify information.

Want to watch the balloons come right down to the water in Lake Havasu, no better way to do it than seeing it by boat. Sandbar Powersports has some great pontoon/tritoon boats to rent, book online today at