Cathedral City CA

This event will be fun for the whole family! The events include balloon tether rides, nighttime balloon glow, romantic dinners, sunrise pancake breakfasts, hot air balloon rides, musical entertainment, gourmet food, Kids’ Zone family-friendly activities and so much more! General admission to the Balloon Festival is free; however, tickets and/or passes are required to participate in certain activities throughout the weekend.

They are pleased to partner with the City of Cathedral City, Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort and Spa, and Fantasy Balloon Flights.

Fantasy Balloon Flights is family-owned and operated celebrating their 40th Anniversary of operating hot air balloon services in the Coachella Valley and they hope you will enjoy the 6th Annual Cathedral City Hot Air Balloon Festival!

The festival will bring more than 30 hot air balloons


from across the United States and around the world to the Coachella Valley for a kaleidoscope of color, art, sound and enjoyment.


You are invited to take a tour aloft with them and experience the unique adventure of modern hot air ballooning! Hot air ballooning man’s oldest form of flight began over 200 years ago, with the first flight over the French countryside in 1783. You may enjoy the same thrill and excitement today on board a Fantasy Balloon Flight!


The brightly colored aerostats stand over eight stories high! The inflation procedure is very exciting and a great photo opportunity! Bring plenty of film. They usually launch several at once. What a sight! The balloons are different sizes and can carry between 2-10 passengers plus the pilot.

NOVEMBER 22 – 7:00AM Hot Air Balloon Launch

700P PST – Hot Air Balloon Glow

NOVEMBER 23 – 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM PST

7AM PST launch at the Westin

Food Truck Fiesta happens on Saturday, November 23, 2019 only

NOVEMBER 24 – 6A- 900A PST

***Hot Air Balloon Activities are Weather and FAA Permitting.

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Think Travel and Enjoy the Ride!