Welcome to the 7th Annual Cathedral City
Hot Air Balloon Festival
& Food Truck Fiesta
The City of Cathedral City, Title sponsor Agua Caliente Casinos, Platinum sponsor Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort and Spa and Palm Desert based Fantasy Balloon Flights will bring 30 whimsical hot air balloons and specialty balloons to Cathedral City for three days of morning balloon flights, evening Balloon Glows and fun for the
The Cathedral City Amphitheater Park will be the venue again for the popular Food Truck Fiesta. This event will open Friday afternoon and all day Saturday with great lunch and dinner options, DJs, and LIVE music. You will enjoy 15 of the top Food Trucks in southern California and vote for your favorite vendor and dish. Kids will enjoy playing on the new playground and you can take group selfies in the Instagram Garden and Walk Through Balloon.
Two Balloon Glows are planned to take place at dusk, Friday at the Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort and Spa Dance Party, and Saturday evening at the Balloon Festival in downtown Cathedral City. After dark, the 7-story balloons light up like gigantic colorful light bulbs. Relax and enjoy the live music and the view of the Balloon Glow from the Rooftop View Lounge and walk amongst the balloons to capture fun photos and meet the balloon teams.
Thank you to the City of Cathedral City, our sponsors, volunteers, and balloon teams! A portion of the proceeds from the Cathedral City Balloon Festival will be donated to our charity partner SEAthletes Foundation, to benefit local youth and bring awareness to the restoration of the Salton Sea. There are fun volunteer opportunities available at various events, including assisting a visiting balloon team as a balloon crew member. General admission to the festival and parking are free; however, tickets and/or passes are required to participate in some of the activities.