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November 15, 2018

Community Update

by Christopher Parman, Communications & Events Manager

5th Annual Cathedral City Hot Air Balloon Festival Happens this Weekend!

The weather is forecasted to be beautiful as we prepare for the 5th Annual Cathedral City Hot Air Balloon Festival this weekend, November 16-18, 2018.  Thanks to our title sponsor, Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa, you will enjoy balloon rides across the Coachella Valley, three balloon glows, a battle of the best food trucks in SoCal (total of 25), LIVE concerts, Kid Zone, outdoor market, and “Now and Then” car show.  There is something for everyone!  For a complete schedule, go to: https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/b2c58b_531c12af7e254431aacfdb16d95f6ef3.pdf

Here are some balloon festival highlights:

Balloon Glows:

Friday, November 16, 2018 starting at 5 am, Big League Dreams Sports Park, 33700 Date Palm Dr., Cathedral City - $12 includes breakfast

Friday, November 16, 2018, starting at 7 pm, Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa, 71333 Dinah Shore Dr., Rancho Mirage, $40-80 (VIP tickets are SOLD OUT) includes “Big Bad Voo Doo Daddy Concert”

Saturday, November 17, 2018, starting at 6 pm, Festival Lawn, 68-600 East Palm Canyon Drive, Downtown Cathedral City, FREE 45-minute show to music

Food Truck Mash-Up:

Come hungry and enjoy 25 of the best food trucks in SoCal who will compete for your appetite.  Saturday, November 17, 2018 from 11 am to 9 pm, Town Square Park, Downtown Cathedral City – Free for Cathedral City Residents, $5 to $30 for general admission to “All Access” ticket.

FREE LIVE CONCERTS – Balloonapalooza!

Join us at the Main Stage on Saturday, November 17, 2018 located adjacent to the Festival Lawn in Downtown Cathedral City for LIVE music starting at 11 am through 9 pm.  Highlights include “Woodstock Revisited” a tribute to the 1969 Woodstock concert starting at 2 pm and “Hollywood U2” – the best tribute band of “U2”, starting at 7 pm.  You will think the lead singer is Bono himself.

Morning Balloon Launches – Flights

Friday, November 16, 2018, 7:00 am – Big League Dreams Sports Park, 33700 Date Palm Dr., Cathedral City

Saturday, November 17, 2018, 7:00 am – Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa, 71333 Dinah Shore Dr., Rancho Mirage

Sunday, November 18, 2018, 7:00 am – Century Park, 69947 Century Park Drive, Cathedral City

Tethered Balloon Rides (Tickets available as walk-ups, $25 with kids under 5 free with adult purchase)

Friday, November 16, 2018, 5:00 to 8:00 am – Big League Dreams Sports Park, 33700 Date Palm Dr., Cathedral City

Saturday, November 17, 2018, 7:00 am to 11:00 am – Festival Lawn, 68-600 East Palm Canyon Drive, Cathedral City

Saturday, November 17, 2018, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm - Festival Lawn, 68-600 East Palm Canyon Drive, Cathedral City

Fun for the Kids

Kid Zone (a variety of bouncy houses, face painting, and characters) Saturday, November 17, 2018 from 11 am to 4 pm, in front of CVRep Theatre, 68-510 East Palm Canyon Drive.  $10 per child.  Cathedral City residents get a $5.00 discount per ticket. 

Banana Balloon Candy Drop – Saturday, November 17, 2018, 11 am – Festival Lawn, 68-600 East Palm Canyon Drive, Cathedral City.  A giant banana balloon will lower to the ground, and once landed, kids can rush inside the Festival Lawn to grab up to 10,000 pieces of candy thanks to La Michoacana Dulceria / Candy Shop for free. 

Outdoor Market

Bring your shopping bags as you will want to grab up the many bargains at the Balloon Festival’s Outdoor Market featuring more than 30 vendors.  They will have art, jewelry, shoes, clothing, accessories, household goods, and balloon souvenirs.  The outdoor market is open from 11 am to 9 pm in Downtown Cathedral City with free admission.

For the latest festival information, go to www.HotAirBalloonFest.com.  All balloon activities are weather and F.A.A. permitting.

Please thank our wonderful sponsors as without their support, none of this would be possible:

Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa

City of Cathedral City

Sunniva

The Desert Sun / USA Today Gannett Promotions

Volkswagen of Palm Springs

ACE Hardware – Cathedral City

Big League Dreams Sports Park

Burke, Williams, & Sorensen, LLP

Mother Earth’s Farmacy

HOTN – A Cannabis Shop

Quick Quack Car Wash

Ketel One Vodka

Don Julio Tequila

La Michoacana Ice Cream Parlor – Vista Chino & Landau

Frazier Pest Control

GED Mag.com

Remax

Café Italia

Fantasy Balloon Flights

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For Questions or Comments, Contact Chris Parman, Communications and Events Manager
cparman@cathedralcity.gov