One of the top balloon festivals in the world is held aver Labor Day in Colorado Springs. The 47th annual Labor Day Lift Off is scheduled for Saturday to Monday, September 2 to 4, 2023, at Memorial Park. The Festival includes balloon lift offs and glows, hot air balloon rides, entertainment, and even a drone show.
Here are some of the fun activities to enjoy:
Balloon Lift Offs and Balloon Glows
Spectacular balloon traditions are returning including daily morning balloon lift offs from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. where 75 balloons float in the Colorado Springs sky for the largest balloon festival in Colorado as well as sunset balloon glows at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 2 and Sunday, September 3.
Hot Air Balloon Rides by Rainbow Ryders
Hot air balloon adventures will be provided by Rainbow Ryders daily. The check-in tent will be located at Memorial Park. Guests will fly among many balloons and each flight will be approximately 45 to 60 minutes long. Rates will start at $395 per person.
Colorado Springs Aloft
The Colorado Springs Aloft is joining the balloon festival and will take place in the Pavilion at the Banning Lewis Ranch on Thursday, September 1. The kick-off event will feature food trucks, music, family activities, and balloons.
Labor Day Lift Off will also feature a concert series kicked off by local bands, Missy and the Dirty Secrets and Mosquito Pass. The series will continue with fan favorites such as The Martini Shot Band and Cody Cozz.
You’ll find a complete schedule here.