Ogden Valley Balloon Festival

 

Each year Ogden Valley attracts up to 15,000 people from all over the United States to experience one unique event: The Ogden Valley Balloon Festival. 2019 marks their 21st year and it’s more beautiful than ever. Fifteen brightly colored balloons will decorate the morning and evening skies from August 16-18. The morning and evening balloon launches are an awe-inspiring sight, definitely worth getting up early and going to bed late. In addition there are over 75 vendors including food trucks, arts and crafts stations, free tethered balloon rides, artist booths, animal exhibits, balloon glows, and much more.

 

The festival began in 1994 as a fundraiser for Eden Park to construct a new bowery. It moved to Wolf Creek Resort to accommodate higher volumes of people but quickly overwhelmed locals with the traffic it brought to the Ogden Valley. After a three year breather, Nordic Valley Ski Resort generously donated enough money to get those balloons back in the air; thank you Nordic Valley! Now it’s back to a comfortable size and has become a beloved community tradition.

 

Crisp, cool air, Pineview’s emerald green waters, and panoramic mountain views create a serene atmosphere for both balloon rides and community gatherings. The environment provides an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. What better way to experience Utah’s beauty than hovering 1,000 feet above Ogden Valley’s captivating mountains?

 

Ogden Valley Balloon Glow

 

Terry Murphy is celebrating her sixth year as coordinator for the Ogden Valley Balloon Festival and strongly believes in giving back to the community. “It’s estimated that the event leaves a $500,000 economic imprint on Ogden Valley businesses,” she stated.

 

As a non-profit organization with a staff composed solely of volunteers, it takes an immense amount of community support and donations to keep the event free to the public and contribute to the philanthropic efforts of the organizers. Proceeds from the event go to The Ogden Rescue Mission and, as of this year, a physician program that allows single mothers to have access to 24/7 non-emergency medical help. Mountain Luxury is proud to be a sponsor of this charming community tradition.

 

The event is held in Eden Park at 2100 N 5600 E Eden, Utah. To sail the skies in a balloon, tickets (which include breakfast and VIP parking) are available online for $520 per couple. Balloon rides sell out fast, book quickly!

Book your stay and enjoy Free Guest Shuttle Service to and from the event to your vacation rental.

Schedule

Friday, August 16

7am-8am | Balloon Launch/Breakfast; Free ReMax Tethered Flights

2:30pm-2:50pm | (On Stage) Crypto Kick Off

3:00pm-3:55pm | (Bowery) Into Digital Currency

4pm-10pm | Artists and Craft booth’s/Food Vendors/Inflatable Heart

4:30pm-6:30pm | (on stage) Koreen Greenwood

6:30pm-7:30pm | Evening Balloon Launch

6:30pm-7:45pm | (on stage) Mother of Mayhem

8pm-10pm | (on stage) Penrose Band

8:45pm-9:30pm | Balloon Glow


Saturday, August 17, 2018

7am-8am | Balloon Launch; Free ReMax Tethered Flights

7am-10pm | Artists and Craft booth’s/Food Vendors/Inflatable Heart

7am-11am | Breakfast

9am-9:45am | Digital Merchant Symposium Kick Off

10am-4:20pm | (Bowery) Digital Merchant Symposium

4:30pm-5:45pm | Nathan Fox and John Burrows

6pm-7:30pm | Mighty Happy Crew

6:30pm-7:30pm | Evening Balloon Launch

6:30pm – 9pm | Free ReMax Tethered Flights (weather permitting)

7:30pm-8pm | (on stage) Dance performance

8pm-10pm | (on stage) Christian Miller Band

8:45pm-9:30pm | Balloon Glow


Sunday, August 18

7am-8am | Balloon launch; Free ReMax Tethered Flights

7am-11am | Breakfast

7am-noon | Booths and Food Vendors


Sponsors

Mountain Luxury Real Estate and Lodging
Ogden Regional Hospital and Medical Center
Powder Mountain
Remax
Nordic Valley
Zions Bank
Valley Market
RAMP