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Sandy Balloon Festival 2024

A fun ballooning event not far from Salt Lake City

Dates: August 9–10, 2024

Sandy Balloon Festival is a two-day event that takes place in Sandy, Utah. The festival is organized by Sandy Parks and Recreation and is held at the picturesque Storm Mountain Park. Saturday is the busiest day of the festival, which is packed with numerous activities. Crafts and free helium balloons are planned for the morning. Volunteers can also work with the pilots as they prepare the balloons for launch.

The Sandy Balloon Festival gives an opportunity for both residents and tourists to enjoy a good time filled with fun activities and the chance to witness the beauty of hot air balloons up close.

Sandy Balloon Fest Activities and Events

During the festival, visitors can enjoy balloon launches, tethered balloon rides, live entertainment, food vendors, and other family-friendly activities. Have a close-up look at hot air balloons, as they are launched on Friday and Saturday at sunrise. The Balloon Glow is planned for Saturday evening, namely from 7 to 11 pm, on City Promenade, 10000 S. Centennial Parkway. Another highlight of the festival's Saturday must be drone light show, planned for 9:45 pm. All these activities are weather-permitting.

Beyond ballooning, the festival's program usually incorporates other kinds of entertainment. Check out the main stage with live music from 8 pm to 11 pm. More attractions include bounce houses, food trucks, face-painting, and a 5K fun run. The Sandy Baloon Festival 5k typically runs from 9 pm to 11 pm on Saturday.


Organizers warn that balloon launches are weather-dependent, so times may be adjusted depending on circumstances. All the balloon launches will take place at Storm Mountain Park, and The Glow Event and Drone Light Show will run on the City Promenade.

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