THE FESTIVAL

At this time the 2020 Wild Rogue Balloon & Kite Festival has been canceled.

In Oregon, the growing COVID-19 outbreak has resulted in a statewide “Stay Home, Save Lives” order from Governor Kate Brown — banning public gatherings of any size, making schools adapt to remote learning, and forcing many businesses to either shut down or adjust their services to accommodate social distancing.

Families and our Community are at the heart of everything we do. Because we care about your safety and the safety of our community, at this time the 2020 Wild Rogue Balloon and Kite Festival has been postponed to 2021.

Your health is important to us.  Just as our team continues to follow the CDC’s guidance on staying healthy, we encourage you to do so, as well. We will see you at the Wild Rogue Balloon and Kite Festival in 2021!


Southern Oregon launches it’s Balloon & Kite Festival with a spectacular aerial show that features morning balloon flights, tethered balloon rides, night glow, colorful giant kites in special shapes, food vendors and other kid-friendly activities, music and entertainment for all ages. New This year: Hemp Expo, Tough Trucks, and Beer and Wine Garden.  Come at dawn and stay until dark. It’s the Southern Oregon community event of 2020 you won’t want to miss!

Locations and Costs

Daily Entry is $15/adult, $5/kid (12 & under)
Entry pass is good for the entire day.

Kids 3 and under are FREE!!!

Weekend Pass: $25/adult, $15/kid (12 & under)

Weekend Family Pass: $60/family (2 adults & up to 4 kids)

Morning Balloons launch from PARKSIDE Elementary. FREE for spectators.

All other activities take place off Lower River Road — 1.7 miles past Lincoln Road.

Attention: Please Read

BALLOONING AND KITE FLYING ARE WEATHER DEPENDENT ACTIVITIES. No entry is allowed from Upper River Road. All traffic will be routed to Lower River Road for entrance into the festival. Vehicles parked along Upper or Lower River roads will be towed. Pets are prohibited, as balloons and kites can cause animals to be alarmed. This is a NON smoking event. Violators will be asked to leave. NO outside alcohol is permitted. Golf cart shuttles are available for disabled individuals, from the parking area to the performance area. Very limited seating is available, please bring our own chair for the shows. Unauthorized drones are NOT allowed in the area during balloon and kite activities.

FESTIVAL ACTIVITIES

Hemp Expo with speakers from around the Globe
Tough Trucks- Saturday only at 2 pm
Tethered Balloon Rides- More information below
Monster Truck Rides

Kids Activities

Face Painting
Kite Making
Cow Train
Hay Bale Castle
Bounce House
Bounce House Slide
Froggy Fling
Hoop Shoot Challenge
Skee Ball Challenge

Kite Flying

The kites that will fly during the Wild Rogue Balloon & Kite Festival will be flown by individuals who are experienced operating their equipment at large open-to-the-public events. Outside kites are prohibited in the performance area. However! We are pleased to offer a Public Kite Flying area, a grassy field immediately adjacent to main festival area. Bring your own kite, or buy one at the festival.

Public Kite Flying Rules

Hot Air Balloons

Terms and Conditions for riders:

  • Standing, walking, and sitting assistance devices, such as walkers, crutches, or wheel chairs (list is not complete), are not permitted.
  • Passenger weight may not exceed 200lbs. Passengers above this weight will be handled on a case by case basis.
  • Passengers must be able to see over the edge of the basket (approximately 36 inches high)
  • Ages 5 and up

To Buy Flights:  Balloon rides are available Friday, Saturday, and Sunday early mornings. $200 per person. Restrictions apply, see above. Payment is required in advance. Please purchase tickets at any First Interstate Bank’s 7 locations in Southern Oregon.

Balloon Ride Waiver

MORNING LAUNCHES

A truly magical moment. Hot air balloons are inspiring and uplifting… that is if you can make it out of bed at the break of dawn! NOTE: Balloon launches are subject to weather conditions. If wind is not ideal, the launch will be moved to an alternate location, which will be posted on Facebook.

TETHERED RIDES

An awesome opportunity to get into a Hot Air Balloon and see the full beauty of the valley. Tethered balloon rides are offered Saturday and Sunday, as long as wind and rain conditions allow. $10 per child, $15 ages 12 and older. Gates will open at 8:00 am and tethering begins at 8:15 am. Rides are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Also, see below for the waiver of liability form and additional terms.

View & Fill out Tether Waiver

NIGHT GLOW

Balloons lighting up the dark skies… photo-worthy, to say the least. Night glows will be held both Friday and Saturday. Gates will open 2 pm on Friday and 8 am Saturday. Performances begins at dusk, and end by 11:00 pm.