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Cathedral City Hot Air Balloon Festival

February 12 @ 7:00 am - February 14 @ 7:30 pm

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The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa presents the 2nd Annual Cathedral City Hot Air Balloon Festival,

Valentine’s Day Weekend, February 12-14, 2016.


Saturday Balloon Glow Dinner    Sunday Balloon Glow Dinner

Hot Breakfast & Balloon Race

Friday Events    Saturday Events    Sunday Events

    Balloon Rides   Weddings Weddings

Volunteer Volunteer    Be a Vendor

 

 

Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa

Special Room Rates and Packages

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Luxury, Spacious, and Serene

Several Onsite Balloon Events Just Steps from Your Hotel Door

 


KMIR’s Dan Ball Introduces the

Balloon Festival

 


Map of the Balloon Fesitval

MAP - Balloon Festival


Highlights include:

  • More Hot Air Balloon than in 2015
  • Two nights of the popular Balloon Glow, 6:30 pm on Saturday and Sunday nights
  • More day time activities including the West Coast Artists’ Art Show, Gourmet Food Trucks, Kid Zone, LIVE Music, Tethered Hot Air Balloon Rides
  • DJ Dance Party on Saturday Night
  • Outdoor movie Saturday evening on the Festival Lawn
  • Hot Air Balloon Launches on Friday and Saturday Mornings starting at 7:00 am
  • Sunset Wine Dinners – Valentine’s Day Evening

Schedule Balloons to Appear



 

Schedule of Events

As of January 20, 2016

* Please Note that all Hot Air Balloon Events Are Planned Weather Permitting and with FAA Approval

 

Friday, February 12, 2016

Hot Air Balloon Breakfast & Race*

Big League Dreams Sports Park, 33700 Date Palm Drive, Cathedral City, CA 92234

6 am – 10 am

$10 per person + processing fee – Tickets are ON SALE NOW!

Enjoy an American Breakfast and watch nearly 30 Hot Air Balloons inflate on three ball fields at Big League Dreams Sports Park in Cathedral City as they prepare to ascend and race across the Coachella Valley to win prizes.  These colorful works of art will rise above in a kaleidoscope of color, sound, and enjoyment.

Slides for Promo 2016 - Updated December 8 2015 - Big League 6 am c58702456ee07e7ada19

 


 Saturday, February 13, 2016

Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa

 

The Hot Air Balloon Launch from the Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort for Saturday Has Been Canceled Due to FAA Restrictions – Please Join Us in Downtown Cathedral City for All Other Activities…

Hot Air Balloon Launch & Rides*

Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa, 71333 Dinah Shore Drive, Rancho Mirage, CA

7 am

Free Admission

$200 for Balloon Rides across Parts of the Coachella Valley – Tickets are on sale now at www.HotAirBalloonFest.com

Capture the perfect picture as you watch more than 20 Hot Air Balloons inflate and mass ascend above the beautiful Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa.  Those looking for even greater excitement can elect to ride along with the pilots for a once in a lifetime opportunity to sail with so many other balloons in the greater palm springs area.

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Downtown Cathedral City Activities

68-510 East Palm Canyon Drive

Cathedral City, CA

 

Saturday, February 13, 2016

 

West Coast Artists’ Art Show

All Day

Free Admission

We are excited to invite West Coast Artists to the Cathedral City Hot Air Balloon Festival this year. Attendees will enjoy browsing the rows of independent artists selling original artwork that will delight any home, business, or office.    Presented are innovative works in differing styles of contemporary, traditional, modern, and southwest art for the discriminating individual or corporate collector.  Hundreds of talented artists are proud to present their unique work in acrylic, collage, etchings, mixed media, oils, pencil, watercolors, digital and traditional photography.  West Coast Artists’ shows are truly unique fusion of art, culture, and living. They are like 100 galleries at the same place and time, in a beautiful outdoor setting.

Slides for Promo 2016 - Updated December 8 2015 - WCA New


 

Restaurant Row Featuring Gourmet Food Trucks

All Day

A true highlight of the Balloon Festival is the wonderful selection of gourmet food trucks offering guests fresh cuisine to delight any palate.  These chefs bring their special recipes from the Los Angeles area and fire up delectable dishes at affordable prices.  Save room for dessert as several options will be onsite to sweeten your day.

Slides for Promo 2016 - Updated December 8 2015 - Food Trucks

Gourmet Food Trucks & Vendors Scheduled

Eat’em Up Truck
Piaggio Gaucho on Wheels
Sol Agave (Mexican)
Rolling Sushi Van
BACON Nation
MONSIEUR MADAME French Food

Scooter’s Italian Ice

Kool A Roo Kettle Corn

ZobÖ and Meester’s


 

Tethered Hot Air Balloon Rides*

7 am – 11 am

$25 Adults, $ 20 Children ages 6 and up, & Free for Children 5 years of age and under with paid adult Ticket– Tickets will be sold on site on first-come, first served basis.

Rise up to 100 Ft. above the ground in a tethered hot air balloon ride allowing you to gaze out across the Coachella valley with a panoramic view of the area mountains, windmills near I-10, and the festival below.  Unlike an elevator ride, you will feel the wind at your check, the freshness of the air, and a sensation of floating above the crowd below.

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Kid Zone featuring Bouncy Houses, Face Painters, Costume Caricatures, Family Contests & Art 

9 am – 5 pm

Free Admission           

After taking a tethered hot air balloon ride, the next best option is taking the young ones to the Kid Zone featuring a variety of bouncy houses, bouncy obstacle course, and a bouncy slide.  Plus, the kids will enjoy other family game activities and art projects.

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Hot Air Balloon Inflation at the Festival Lawn*

5 pm – 6:30 pm

Free Admission

Gather downtown near the Festival Lawn and Balloon Garden to watch nearly 30 Hot Air Balloons inflate for their performance of the nightly Balloon Glow at 6:30 pm.  Watch pilots and crews unfold the balloons some reaching seven stories in height, fire up the propane burners, and inflate the balloons to their majestic stances.  You will want to have your cameras ready!

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Balloon Glow to Music*

6:30 pm – 7:15 pm      

VIP Viewing Area $10 per person (free glass of champagne) – Tickets to go on sale soon

Field Viewing – Free Admission

“Love is in the Air” for the Balloon Glow to Music which features nearly 20 Hot Air Balloons lighting up to music for a 45-minute show.  The balloon glow is simply spectacular.  It is like having 20 of the most colorful candle shades towering high above with perfect lighting – a kaleidoscope of color, sound & enjoyment!

You can enjoy watching the show down on the field for free, or take advantage of watching from the 3rd floor of the parking structure where you can see both glow areas without interruption while sipping a complimentary glass of champagne.  Advance tickets are available now, CLICK HERE.

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Balloon Glow Dinner at the Westin Mission Hills

Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 6:30 pm 

Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa

71333 Dinah Shore Drive
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

Love is in the air…the Hot Air! Dine with your loved ones in the glow of a dozen colorful hot air balloons.  Master’s Plaza at The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa is the outdoor setting for a spectacular buffet dinner that includes a bottle of wine or champagne, musical entertainment, dancing and a dozen hot air balloons lining the 18th green of the Pete Dye course at the resort.  Make it a Valentine’s to remember!

Adult Ticket Price: $89 per person, +18% service charge, +8% tax = $113.42*

Child (age 6-12) Ticket Price: $39 per person, +18% service charge, +8% tax = $49.70*

Child (age 5-under): Free

*Online ticket service charge additional.

Please note: Seating will be arranged according to the number of tickets in a single online purchase. If your party is purchasing seats separately and wish to be seated together, please e-mail pinziminips@westin.com to request seating together.

Tickets on Sale Now – Click Here

Westin Dinner



 

 

Outdoor movie replay of Disney Pixar’s “Up”

Downtown Cathedral City, Festival Lawn

7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Free Admission

Bring the whole family, blankets and chairs for a free outdoor movie replay of “Up.”  You will enjoy watching the movie on a large outdoor screen under the night time stars and sharing a family experience.       

Slides for Promo 2016 - Updated December 8 2015 - UP



Sunday, February 14, 2016

 

 

West Coast Artists’ Art Show

All Day

Free Admission

We are excited to invite West Coast Artists to the Cathedral City Hot Air Balloon Festival this year. Attendees will enjoy browsing the rows of independent artists selling original artwork that will delight any home, business, or office.    Presented are innovative works in differing styles of contemporary, traditional, modern, and southwest art for the discriminating individual or corporate collector.  Hundreds of talented artists are proud to present their unique work in acrylic, collage, etchings, mixed media, oils, pencil, watercolors, digital and traditional photography.  West Coast Artists’ shows are truly unique fusion of art, culture, and living. They are like 100 galleries at the same place and time, in a beautiful outdoor setting.

Slides for Promo 2016 - Updated December 8 2015 - WCA New


 

Restaurant Row Featuring Gourmet Food Trucks

All Day

A true highlight of the Balloon Festival is the wonderful selection of gourmet food trucks offering guests fresh cuisine to delight any palate.  These chefs bring their special recipes from the Los Angeles area and fire up delectable dishes at affordable prices.  Save room for dessert as several options will be onsite to sweeten your day.

Slides for Promo 2016 - Updated December 8 2015 - Food Trucks

Gourmet Food Trucks & Vendors Scheduled

Eat’em Up Truck
Piaggio Gaucho on Wheels
Sol Agave (Mexican)
Rolling Sushi Van
BACON Nation
MONSIEUR MADAME French Food

Scooter’s Italian Ice

Kool A Roo Kettle Corn

Cruising Cones

ZobÖ and Meester’s

 


 

Tethered Hot Air Balloon Rides*

7 am – 11 am

$25 Adults, $ 20 Children ages 6 and up, & Free for Children 5 years of age and under with paid adult Ticket– Tickets will be sold on site on first-come, first served basis.

Rise up to 100 Ft. above the ground in a tethered hot air balloon ride allowing you to gaze out across the Coachella valley with a panoramic view of the area mountains, windmills near I-10, and the festival below.  Unlike an elevator ride, you will feel the wind at your check, the freshness of the air, and a sensation of floating above the crowd below.

Slide8

 


 

Kid Zone featuring Bouncy Houses, Face Painters, Costume Caricatures, Family Contests & Art 

9 am – 5 pm

Free Admission           

After taking a tethered hot air balloon ride, the next best option is taking the young ones to the Kid Zone featuring a variety of bouncy houses, bouncy obstacle course, and a bouncy slide.  Plus, the kids will enjoy other family game activities and art projects.

 

Slide8

 


 

Hot Air Balloon Inflation at the Festival Lawn*

5 pm – 6:30 pm

Free Admission

Gather downtown near the Festival Lawn and Balloon Garden to watch nearly 30 Hot Air Balloons inflate for their performance of the nightly Balloon Glow at 6:30 pm.  Watch pilots and crews unfold the balloons some reaching seven stories in height, fire up the propane burners, and inflate the balloons to their majestic stances.  You will want to have your cameras ready!

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Sunset Wine Dinner & Balloon Glow

5:00 pm check-in

5:30 pm Dinner

Tickets on Sale Now!  Click Here

 If you want to treat your significant other to a Valentine’s Dining Experience atypical of a crowded restaurant, then get your tickets NOW for the Sunset Wine Dinner at the Cathedral City Hot Air Balloon Festival.  This event sold out last year.  Do not wait until it’s too late.

You will be treated to a 3-course dining experience paired to wine by the Chefs at Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa.  Select from a choice of steak, chicken, salmon or vegetarian entree.   Enjoy live music from “Avenida Band” and watch the sunset behind the inflation of colorful hot air balloons in the near distance.  After dinner, you will be able to watch the 45-minute balloon glow to music.

 Slides for Promo 2016 - Updated December 8 2015 - New Sunset Wine Dinner Pic  Sunset Wine Dinner



 

Balloon Glow to Music*

6:30 pm – 7:15 pm      

VIP Viewing Area $10 per person (free glass of champagne), Field Viewing – Free Admission

“Love is in the Air” for the Balloon Glow to Music which features nearly 30 Hot Air Balloons lighting up to music for a 45-minute show.  The balloon glow is simply spectacular.  It is like have 30 of the most colorful candle shades towering high above you with perfect lighting – a kaleidoscope of color, sound & enjoyment!

You can enjoy watching the show down on the field for free, or take advantage of watching from the 3rd floor of the parking structure where you can see both glow areas without interruption while sipping a complimentary glass of champagne.   Advance tickets are available now, CLICK HERE.

 

 *weather permitting and with FAA approval

 

MORE ACTIVITIES TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON



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Details

Start:
February 12 @ 7:00 am
End:
February 14 @ 7:30 pm
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Website:
http://www.hotairballoonfest.com

Organizer

Fantasy Balloon Flights
Phone:
760-250-5926
Email:
hotairballoonfest@gmail.com
Website:
www.hotairballoonfest.com

Venue

Festival Lawn
68600 Avenida Lalo Guerrero
Cathedral City, CA 92234 United States
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Phone:
760-770-0396
Website:
www.discovercathedralcity.com
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