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Fantasy Balloon Flights Presents...

Welcome to the 6th Annual Cathedral City Hot Air Balloon Festival The City of Cathedral City and the presenting sponsor the 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 fun for the whole family! The new Amphitheatre Park will open in time to host the Food Truck Fiesta. Enjoy lunch or dinner from our selection of 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.


We are happy to bring a new attraction this year the Healthy Life Fest. The Town Square Park will be transformed into a village of lifestyle enthusiasts promoting living a vibrant, well balanced, healthy, sustainable lifestyle with plant-based food vendors, speakers entertainment, yoga, meditation, games and activities for children and adults. The favorite attraction the two Balloon Glows take place at dusk Friday, at the Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort and Spa and Saturday evening at the Balloon Festival in downtown Cathedral City. Relax and enjoy the live music and the view of the Balloon Glow from the Rooftop View Lounge. The Big League Dreams Breakfast and Balloon Race takes place at sunrise at the iconic baseball stadium.


Thanks to our sponsors, volunteers and balloon teams; a portion of the proceeds from the Cathedral City Balloon Festival are donated to our charity partner the SEAthletes Foundation. There are fun volunteer opportunities available at the various events and assisting a visiting balloon team as a local balloon crewmember. General admission to the festival and parking are free; however tickets and/or passes are required to participate in certain activities.  


Steve & Cindy Wilkinson

Fantasy Balloon Flights, Est. 1981


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