The Casper Balloon Roundup is an annual hot-air ballooning event in the second-largest city in Wyoming. The area is known for Casper Mountain, a natural paradise with dense forests, a waterfall, and ski slopes. The three-day festival in late July offers plenty of fun activities and community entertainment for all ages.
The Casper Balloon Roundup has been attracting pilots and balloon crews since 2005. The festival's highlights include mass ascensions at sunrise on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday mornings. The launches take place at the Murane playing fields near Casper College. Some of the best spots to view the balloons are Casper Mountain Lookout and the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center.
On Saturday evening, the festivities move to Downtown Casper. The public has a chance to see hot air balloons up close and meet the pilots. David Street Station will host a balloon glow and various activities from 6 pm to 10 pm. Highlights include live music, food trucks, face painting, and lawn games. During the festival, kids under 12 will have a chance to enjoy tethered balloon rides. The Casper Balloon Roundup is organized by the Casper Area Chamber of Commerce and the Casper Children’s Center.