Elko and Spring Creek, Nevada

2023 TENTATIVE EVENTS

All Balloon Festival Events Are FREE to the Public All planned activities are weather permitting and subject to change Thursday, September 21 4:00pm to 6:00pm: Pilots, Crews, and Sponsors only Pilot check-in and mandatory pilot briefing - Northeastern Nevada Museum, 1515 Idaho St., Elko Friday, September 22 5:30am: Pilots briefing, volunteer Crews meet, Sponsors meet at the Elko Chamber of commerce: parking lot - 1405 Idaho St., Elko 6:00am: Media Day - balloons launches from various locations in Elko. 6:30pm - Elko City Park: Open to the public Food Vendors, Entertainment, Family Activities 8:30pm - Elko City Park: Open to the public Night Glow, Food Vendors, Entertainment Saturday, September 23 - Open to the public Spring Creek Sports Complex (176 Springfield Parkway, off Licht Pkwy) 5:15am - Volunteer Crews Check-in 5:30am - Pilots briefing 6:00am - U.S. Flag Launch and National Anthem 6:15am - Balloons mass ascention 7:00am - approximately 9:00am: free Tethered rides Sunday, September 24 - - Open to the public Spring Creek Sports Complex (176 Springfield Parkway off Licht Pkwy) 5:15am - Volunteer Crews Check-in 5:30am - Pilots briefing 6:00am - U.S. Flag Launch and National Anthem 6:15am - Balloons mass ascention 7:00am - 9:00am: free Tethered rides
Elko and Spring Creek, Nevada

FESTIVAL TENTATIVE EVENTS

All Balloon Festival Events Are FREE to the Public All planned activities are weather permitting and subject to change Thursday, September 21 4:00pm to 6:00pm: Pilots, Crews, and Sponsors only Pilot check-in and mandatory pilot briefing - Northeastern Nevada Museum, 1515 Idaho St., Elko Friday, September 22 5:30am: Pilots briefing, volunteer Crews meet, Sponsors meet at the Elko Chamber of commerce: parking lot - 1405 Idaho St., Elko 6:00am: Media Day - balloons launches from various locations in Elko. 6:30pm - Elko City Park: Open to the public Food Vendors, Entertainment, Family Activities 8:30pm - Elko City Park: Open to the public Night Glow, Food Vendors, Entertainment Saturday, September 23 - Open to the public Spring Creek Sports Complex (176 Springfield Parkway, off Licht Pkwy) 5:15am - Volunteer Crews Check-in 5:30am - Pilots briefing 6:00am - U.S. Flag Launch and National Anthem 6:15am - Balloons mass ascention 7:00am - approximately 9:00am: free Tethered rides Sunday, September 24 - - Open to the public Spring Creek Sports Complex (176 Springfield Parkway off Licht Pkwy) 5:15am - Volunteer Crews Check-in 5:30am - Pilots briefing 6:00am - U.S. Flag Launch and National Anthem 6:15am - Balloons mass ascention 7:00am - 9:00am: free Tethered rides