The City of Cathedral City, Fantasy Balloon Flights, and Desert Sun / USA Today Network Events celebrate the 5th Annual Cathedral City Hot Air Balloon Festival and Food Truck Mash-Up, presented by Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa, on Friday, November 16 through Sunday, November 18, 2018. The festival activities continue to expand each year with balloon rides across the Coachella Valley, balloon glows on Friday morning and Friday and Saturday nights, the Food Truck Mash-Up featuring the best food trucks in Southern California, and LIVE entertainment including concerts by “Big Bad Voodoo Daddy,” “Woodstock,” and “Hollywood U2.”
On Friday, November 16th – Big League Dreams Sports Park, Cathedral City
Balloon Glow, Breakfast & Balloon Race
The festival will bring more than 35 hot air balloons from across the United States and around the world to the Coachella Valley for a kaleidoscope of color, art, sound and enjoyment. The festival kicks-off on Friday morning for the “Balloon Glow, Breakfast & Balloon Race” at Big League Dreams Sports Park (BLD), 33700 Date Palm Drive, where attendees can enjoy an American breakfast while watching the balloons inflate on three ball fields at 5 a.m., glow to music and then launch and race across the Valley for prizes shortly before 7 a.m. Tethered balloon rides will also be available. Tickets for the balloon glow, breakfast and balloon race are available at www.HotAirBalloonFest.com or at the door.