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. 

Face masks will be required for all guests.

All Balloon activities are weather dependent.

Friday, June 25

6:00 a.m.

Balloon launch (weather permitting)

Spectators are encouraged to view the balloons from locations in the projected flight path, following social distancing guidelines. For those coming to the park, please note that masks will be required for spectators who want to access the launch field. 

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

Pancake Breakfast

Hosted by White Mountains Rotary Club. Details to come. 

8:30 a.m.

Festival Grounds Close

6:00 p.m.

Festival Grounds Open

Beer Garden, Food & Retail Vendors.

Face masks required on festival grounds.

6:30 p.m.

Kickoff Concert

Duane Moore & Mogollon

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.

Balloon launch (weather permitting)

Spectators are encouraged to view the balloons from locations in the projected flight path, following social distancing guidelines. For those coming to the park, please note that masks will be required for spectators who want to access the launch field. 

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

Pancake Breakfast

Hosted by Robert Pico State Farm Insurance. Details to come. 

8:30 a.m.

Festival Grounds Close

4:00 p.m.

Festival Grounds Open

Live Music, Beer Garden, Food & Retail Vendors.

Face masks required on festival grounds.

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 arrive at the event until 7:00

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.

Balloon launch (weather permitting)

Spectators are encouraged to view the balloons from locations in the projected flight path, following social distancing guidelines. For those coming to the park, please note that masks will be required for spectators who want to access the launch field. 

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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

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