Sat. July 14 -Sun. July 15 6:00 AM – 10:00 AM @ Bald Eagle Lake

The Hot Air Balloon Rodeo and Art in the Park events offer artistry and color both on canvases and in the air making this weekend a staple of Steamboat Springs, Colorado in the summertime. Get to the launch grounds early to see the balloons inflate and enjoy this wonderful photography opportunity. The rodeo portion of the event consists of fun contests like dipping into Bald Eagle Lake and since balloon pilots can be pretty competitive, you’re guaranteed a good show.  Just minutes away, another colorful scene awaits at Art in the Park, where arts and crafts, performances and an interactive children’s area will fill your day.

On Saturday, the fun doesn’t stop when the sun goes down. Head back to the mountain area and take in the colors as the balloon glow lights up on Mt. Werner.  Spectators will have the opportunity to walk among the tethered balloons or take photos of this beautiful display from the numerous restaurant patios and hotel and condo balconies at the base of the mountain.

Saturday, July 14th
6:00 a.m.  Launch field opens and transportation begins from the Meadows parking lot. No public parking at the event. No dogs are allowed due to balloon hazards. No smoking at launch field.
6:00 a.m.  Balloon Inflation, Bald Eagle Lake
6:30 – 9:30 a.m.  Balloon Rodeo, Bald Eagle Lake
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Art in the Park, West Lincoln Park
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Farmers Market, Downtown Steamboat
7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Pro Rodeo Series, Brent Romick Arena
8:15 – 9:00 p.m.  Balloon Glow, Gondola Base Area
9:00 p.m. Movies on the Mountain, Gondola Base Area
Sunday, July 15th
6:00 a.m.  Launch field opens and transportation begins from the Meadows parking lot. No public parking at the event. No dogs are allowed due to balloon hazards. No smoking at launch field.
6:00 a.m.  Balloon Inflation, Bald Eagle Lake
6:30 – 9:30 a.m.  Balloon Rodeo, Bald Eagle Lake
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Art in the Park, West Lincoln Park