Frederick in Flight Hot Air Balloon Festival is an annual celebration of ballooning that takes place at Centennial Park in the small and charming town of Frederick, 30 mi (50 km) north of Downtown Denver. The festivities run in June, usually on the weekend after Father's Day. The highlights feature more than 30 hot air balloons, a night glow party, live entertainment, and family-friendly activities. For more information, visit the official website of Frederick (see External Resources below).
Frederick in Flight started back in 2011. The aim was to gather locals outdoors to enjoy summer and observe flying balloons, which was quite an unusual sight in the community at that time. Since then, the festival has grown to be one of the most spectacular hot air balloon rallies in Denver's area and across the entire state of Colorado.