Bluff, Utah, the little town with the great can-do attitude is hosting the Annual Bluff International Balloon Festival on January 13-16, 2011. It started with one balloon and oodles of volunteers. We still have the volunteers, a tremendously supportive business community, and the nicest, most experienced group of balloonists imaginable.
Why do they return year after year? Simple. Bluff provides some of the most beautiful, unencumbered red rock flying in the Southwest. The big, colorful balloons are flown by a big, colorful cast of characters with hearts as large as their flying orbs.
Watch as their colorful balloons kiss the red rock bluffs! Fun lovers of all ages will enjoy this very friendly event!
Schedule of Events
All events are scheduled at the Bluff Community Center
Friday, January 14
Coyote and Hare Race with flying in Bluff
Bluff Elementary Navajo Taco dinner
Saturday, January 15
Balloons fly in Bluff!
Bluff Balloon Festival Arts Fair
Southwest Cuisine Cook-off
Sunday, January 16
Fly Valley of the Gods (meet at Bluff Community Center)
For general information, contact Marcia at 435-672-2290
- Bluff Community Center
Old Main Hwy 191 Bluff, UT 84512 (435) 672-2290
The Four Corners Area
The event is family-friendly priced at only $10.00 per personal vehicle which includes the Park entrance fee. The Stampede will host a variety of vendor booths, Balloon Launches and Glows, Live Entertainment, Kite Flying Demonstrations, Kids Area, Tethered Balloon Rides, all of which promise to excite attendees as well as vendors.
This year’s Stampede promises to strengthen our community and draw a new demographic to Davis County and Antelope Island. Hot Air Ballooning is a fun and intriguing sport for participants and viewers alike, appealing to thousands. This year, we have added kites to the lineup. Professional kite flyers and hobbyists will put on aerial demonstrations. These intricate kites are not only huge, but flying them is an art. You may bring your own kites to fly on the island in a designated area, as well.
The Festival offers affordable fun for the whole family and will feature balloon launches, Arts and Crafts booths, continuous live entertainment featuring a diverse selection of music, a mountain man rendezvous, kids games, climbing wall and Plein Air art competition and silent auction. Each evening at the Festival Field there will be a live concert with BBQ dinner offered for purchase. The popular Balloon Glow will take place Saturday evening, August 15 at dusk, approximately 8:45 p.m.