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Colorado Springs Attractions, Events

Colorado Springs Hot Air Balloon Festival

Come see a field of hot air balloons floating into the morning sky against the backdrop of an orange and pink sunrise. You have the chance to witness the beauty and majesty of this picture-perfect scene for yourself at the Colorado Springs hot air balloon festival, Labor Day Lift Off. After watching the balloons ascend, grab some breakfast and beverages from the vendors at the event. Then prepare yourself for a fun day of activities.

Fun Stuff to Do at the Hot Air Balloon Festival

Skydiving Demos

The Wings of Blue Demonstration Team will be putting on quite a show in the skies above the event. Watch these specially-trained members of the armed forces twist, turn, and move in formation with effects like flying the flag and smoke bursts as they freefall.

Paddle Boarding

Stand-up paddle boards will be available for some relaxing water fun. A ticket will buy you some time on the water, where you’ll paddle standing up.

Wakeboarding Exhibits

A wakeboarding competition will be held on the water during the festival. Watch wakeboarders cruise the waves and catch some amazing air!

Live Entertainment

Live entertainment will be ready for your listening ears, as bands like Suga Bear and the Showtime Band, Red Herring, and Austin Young will perform at various times during the festivities.

Beer Garden

Sample a variety of beers at the beer garden available at the hot air balloon festival. There will be lots of delicious local brews represented as well as some old popular favorites.
Of course, the main event, the hot air balloons, will be launching daily in the morning as well as participating in the balloon glow every evening. Stay at Antlers while you relish all this and more in Colorado Springs.