Jan 10, 2019 - Jan 13, 2019
Our 60-plus hot air balloons, food, entertainment and rides, make up the 9th annual Havasu Balloon Festival and Fair and it is heating up for a spectacular January! Our Title Partner, Anderson Toyota is back for another year supporting the Balloons Above Windsor Beach at Windsor 4 (AZ State Parks). The three-day festival is slated for January 10th through the 12thand is expected to bring more than 30,000 visitors to the event. According to organizers, it’s the largest balloon festival in January in the U.S. and attracts balloonists from Canada, the Midwest and overseas. There is offsite parking with four huge parking lots that attendees can use and buses and shuttles will bring people to and from the front gates. The 2019 event theme is Baloon Sky Wizards in Havasu. One of the most popular activities is the balloon glow at night, which features a DJ and MC and will be choreographed to music. When balloons glow and the lights flicker, it is heart-pumping and spectacular. During the day, balloon pilots also do a “splash-and-dash” over the water close to the London Bridge in the channel, bringing the balloon baskets to barely touch the water. It takes a lot of skill by the pilot to accomplish that. For entertainment, three headline acts will don the stage, including “Kevin Jaxon and Midnight Sun”, “ABBAFab – The #1 Abba (Tribute Band)” and “Tim McGraw ~ Adam D. Tucker (Tribute artist) ”. A variety of local bands and other live music along with local clubs, karate and youth clubs will provide additional entertainment throughout the weekend! An all new FUN ZONE will delight kids and a "5k Balloon Run” will be held inside the state park. Please plan on coming out and enjoying the whole day. Come for the balloon launch in the morning, enjoy the entertainment all day and stay for the balloon glow in the evening. The festival is run 100 percent by volunteers and takes approximately 1,400 to 2,000 people to donate their time for the three-day event. Many volunteers spend their time all year long in the planning stages. Funds raised are divided amongst 2 Lake Havasu City Lions and 3 Rotary clubs which they in turn donate back into the local community. A golf tournament will be held the weekend prior as a fundraiser. Lake Havasu City is a fun place to be and a day trip from Laughlin, Las Vegas, and Phoenix. We hope everyone decides to attend, have fun outside while enjoying our great weather. It’s a very colorful, delightful, spectacular event.