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2021 Event Schedule

June 25-27, 2021

Mountain Meadow Recreation Complex

The 4th Annual White Mountains Hot Air Balloon Festival returns to Pinetop-Lakeside in 2021. This event will be free to the public. 

All Balloon activities are weather dependent.
Out of an abundance of caution due to the extreme fire conditions, the balloons will not take flight. They will inflate and static tether each morning.

Friday, June 25

6:00 a.m. - 7:0 a.m.

Balloons Inflate / Static Tether (weather permitting)

6:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

Pancake Breakfast

Hosted by Rotary Club of The White Mountains. Details to come. 

8:30 a.m.

Festival Grounds Close

6:00 p.m.

Festival Grounds Open

Beer Garden, Food & Retail Vendors.

6:30 p.m.

Kickoff Concert

Duane Moore & Mogollon

Please note that the balloons will not inflate until sunset.

8:00 p.m. (estimate)

Balloon Glow

with music by DJ Kevin

9:30 p.m.

Festival Grounds Close

Saturday, June 26

6:00 a.m.

Balloons Inflate / Static Tether (weather permitting)

6:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

Pancake Breakfast

Rotary Club of the White Mountains. Details to come. 

8:30 a.m.

Festival Grounds Close

4:00 p.m.

Festival Grounds Open

Live Music, Beer Garden, Food & Retail Vendors.

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. The Back Porch Bandits

6:15 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. Dustin Howell & Hwy 260 Band

Please note that the balloons will not inflate until sunset.

8:15 p.m. (estimate)

Balloon Glow

with music by DJ Kevin

9:30 p.m.

Festival Grounds Close

Sunday, June 27

6:00 a.m.

Balloons Inflate / Static Tether (weather permitting)

 Sponsored by:
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*Please Note: All balloon activities are weather permitting.

EVENT LOCATION

The 2021 White Mountains Balloon Festival will be held at

Mountain Meadows Recreation Complex. 

1101 S. Woodland Road

Lakeside, AZ 85929