The annual Telluride Balloon Rally is not to be missed and is fun for all ages. The weekend festival takes place every June as the fleet of colors soars over downtown Telluride. At night, the five story hot air balloons line Main Street for the balloon glow and the balloon flicker, both magical displays of light.
Organization: Telluride Commission for Community Assistance, Arts and Special Events
Dates: 05/31/2013 - 06/02/2013 update info
Time: 6:00:00 AM - 10:00:00 AM
Event Cost: varies
Venue: Telluride Sky in Telluride,CO
Contact: Telluride Commission for Community
Phone: (970) 728-3071
The annual Telluride Balloon Rally is not to be missed and is fun for all ages. The weekend festival takes place every June as the fleet of colors soars over downtown Telluride.
At sunrise, the skies above Telluride fill with colorful hot-air balloons. At sunset, Telluride's main street is the setting for the annual balloon glow. All events are weather permitting. If there is no wind, several balloons will tether in Town Park for tethered rides for all in attendance. Anyone wishing to get a ride on a balloon should go to the park and volunteer to be part of a crew.
- The colorful balloons float above town in an awe inspiring fleet.
- The first weekend in June
- For for everyone
Overview: The colorful balloons float above town in an awe inspiring fleet. The Rally is fun for all ages, as some of the balloons remain tethered to the ground so kids can climb aboard.
Where: The Telluride Hot Air Balloon Festival begins Saturday and Sunday mornings from Town Park.
When: This is a two day festival in early June. Typically the first Saturday and Sunday of the month.
Cost: The event is free for spectators.
Details: There are new balloons that have been added in recent years such as Bumby, a duck head, a squirrel and Tweety Bird.
From the air, the hot air balloons land on Main Street (wind permitting) for the nightly balloon glow. The balloon glow kicks off at sundown with the balloons fully illuminated. The balloon flicker follows in which the street becomes a wave of light.