The 2016 Page Lake Powell Balloon Regatta
November 3rd - 6th
Share An Adventure
Treat yourself and your family to the natural beauty that has inspired artists and photographers for decades – the azure blue of Lake Powell contrasted with the red of the Navajo sandstone and the ever-changing hues of the Vermillion Cliffs.
Join with others who make the annual pilgrimage to Page, Arizona, in the first weekend of November, to witness scores of hot air balloons peacefully ascending into the clear Arizona sky against a backdrop so wondrous and unique.
See why thousands of visitors, residents, and photographers come to watch in wonder as hot air balloons take flight against the backdrop of majestic Lake Powell scenery.
There’s something mystical and magical about watching a colorful hot air balloon floating right above you, as it silently rides the wind.
On Friday, Saturday, & Sunday, see 70 majestic hot air balloons inflate and launch each morning from the Lake Powell National Golf Course at 7:30am, and rise over the mesa that is downtown Page.
Watching the balloons inflate is a popular part of the annual Page Lake Powell Balloon Regatta. Spectators and photographers are allowed on the golf course for an up close view. You’ll find a lot of activity as the crews prepare their balloons for inflation. Once the pilots engage the burners to heat the air, it takes about 30 minutes for the balloons to fill and rise above the baskets, and the process is thrilling to watch.
The Balloon Launch from the golf course is a spectacular sight to see. Imagine being surrounded by scores of huge inflated colorful hot air balloons ready to launch. You’re right there, as these fragile craft take flight to fill the morning sky.
Hear the “whoosh” of their gas flame. See some soar into the air, while others skim along the ground; as they race with the wind to get up and over the mesa that is downtown Page, Arizona.
On the mesa in downtown Page, you look up to see these adventurous pilots fight to gain altitude for their daily flight. You witness as majestic balloons silently glide by right above you. Some just above the tree tops, as they rise to join the rest of the regatta. The visual spectacle gives you a sense of being in the middle of their flight,
Except for the periodic deep whoosh of their burner, and the “ooohs and ahhhs” from fellow spectators, the passing of this magnificent flight of balloons is a silent affair. As you gaze upward at this awe inspiring sight, there’s no deafening engine to destroy the serenity of their journey through the morning sky.
Hot air balloonist are at the mercy of the temperature and the wind. Their average time aloft for each days Regatta is between two and three hours. Some spectators and photographers follow the Regatta south to watch the balloon landings. It’s inspiring to see the many dedicated hot air balloon ground crews, as they “chase” after their balloons to gather the balloon, basket, and pilot after landing. Come share the adventure with these daring pilots in their hot air balloons.
A Close Encounter
One of the highlights of the Page Lake Powell Balloon Regatta is the Balloon Glow event on Saturday evening from 6:30pm until 8:00pm. Downtown Page is blocked off with dozens of balloons in the streets, parks, and parking lots. the Vendor Fair is at center stage for a spectacular Balloon Glow performance conducted by the Regatta balloon pilots.
Just imagine thousands of people crowded into downtown Page to witness this magical event. You’re surrounded by majestic colorful balloons, sitting everywhere, as they light up the night sky.
You watch in amazement as individual balloons begin to talk to each other with fire in the sky. And marvel as pilots synchronize the intensity of their balloon’s glow with the rhythm of the music.The effect is a magical symphony of music and light.
The Balloon Glow is a close encounter of the real kind with memories you and your family will share for a life time.
See The Fair
This years 14th Annual Page Lake Powell Balloon Regatta is bigger and better than ever.
We’ve expanded the Vendor Fair to two days, added more activities and booth spaces. You’ll find your favorite concessions from years past; as well as, added new ones from Arizona and surrounding states.
The Vendor Fair is on Friday and Saturday – November 4th & 5th. The fair starts each day at 11am and goes until 10pm.
The two day Vendor Fair festivities include family activities with Inflatables and Kids Rides. The Vendor Fair features, a Beer Garden, Daily Entertainment, and our many Vendors who provide that something special to remember this exciting and colorful event.
The Vendor Fair has a little something for everyone. There will be over 80 booths at this years Vendor Fair. You’ll find Crafters and Vendors showcasing their wares. See a unique selection of Native American arts and crafts.
Enjoy a wide variety of tasty Food Concessions. Encounter local community organizations presenting exhibitions, raffles, and information.
Come see the Vendor Fair during the 2016 Page Lake Powell Balloon Regatta..
A Life Time Memory
Join the thousands of visitors, residents, and photographers coming to watch the 14th Annual Page Lake Powell Balloon Regatta take flight against the backdrop of majestic Lake Powell scenery. Come share the adventure with these daring pilots in their hot air balloons.
There’s something mystical and magical about watching a regatta of these magnificent colorful hot air balloons rise into the sky, to float right above you, as they silently ride the wind, the first weekend in November at Page, Arizona.
This is a unique opportunity for you and your family to experience the memory of a life time. Encounter everything the 2016 Page Lake Powell Balloon Regatta has to offer.
Witness spectacular daily hot air balloon flights. Attend a wondrous symphony of music and light at the Balloon Glow. Have an exciting time at the Vendor Fair.
We look forward to seeing you at the Page Lake Powell Balloon Regatta, a visual so spectacular that it becomes truly awe-inspiring.
The 2016 Page Lake Powell Balloon Regatta takes place November 3rd – 6th.
See the Schedule of Events for a detailed list of this years festivities.
A note of appreciation to the Balloon Crews for all their dedication and hard work during the Regatta.
A special thanks to the pilots who volunteered to glow.
Visit the Page Lake Powell Balloon Regatta website for information on piloting or balloons.
All flights are weather permitting.
Information on Piloting and Balloons
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