Arizona Balloon Classic Takes the East Valley Skies

Arizona Balloon ClassicIt’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a…hot air balloon? That’s right – the Annual Arizona Balloon Classic at the Gilbert Civic Center Park kicks off today with a weekend filled with excitement for the whole family. Watch as the skies fill up with balloons of all shapes and sizes as participants compete in a variety of events including the thrilling Hare and Hound. Get up close and personal with the balloons and their riding teams as you walk around the inflate and lift off court, peruse the holiday marketplace, or grab a bite to eat as some of the valley’s best food trucks park to serve in the classic food court.

For a memorable way to view the event’s main attractions check out Desert Glows – a nighttime event on Friday and Saturday evening that treats visitors to lit and tethered balloons dancing and glowing in time to music. Kids will have a blast wandering through the bigger than life hot air balloons, checking out the Friday night movie “Up” on the bigscreen, and visiting the Family Fun Zone with activities including laser tag and a 200 foot zipline. All events and activities are weather permitting, but with our forecasters calling for sunny days ahead – plan to visit the Arizona Balloon Classic this weekend!

Where: Gilbert Civic Center Park (90 E Civic Center Dr.)
When: December 13-15 (Fri 3:30p-9:00p; Sat 7:00a-9:00p; Sun 7:00a-10:00a)
Questions: Contact 480-600-4743 or


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