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.
Hemp Expo with speakers from around the Globe
Tough Trucks- Saturday only at 2 pm
Tethered Balloon Rides- More information below
Monster Truck Rides
Hay Bale Castle
Bounce House Slide
Hoop Shoot Challenge
Skee Ball Challenge
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.