Canon City Balloon Classic - Hot Air Balloon Festival in Colorado

Canon City Balloon Classic

The Create Cañon City Balloon Classic is an intimate balloon festival held on the grounds of the Holy Cross Abbey in Cañon City.

The scenic area provides a spectacular setting to watch colorful balloons from all over the U.S. and Canada launch early in the morning and glow at night. This annual Memorial Day weekend event not only provides “oohs” and “aahs”, but several activities throughout the day.

Enjoy great food, award-winning wines and see the works of local artisans. Watch balloon launches and skydivers. Enjoy a great music lineup. Participate in races. Bring the kids! They can play in the Kids' Zone. Stay in the evening for Balloon Glows and the Abbey Glow. The Create Cañon City Balloon Classic is open to the public with FREE Admission and FREE parking. 

Dates: This Event Has Been Cancelled for the 2018 Season

  • Launches: 6 am - 8 am
  • Balloon Glows: Saturday & Sunday - 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Abbey Glow: Saturday & Sunday - 8:00 pm - 9 pm

Location: The Abbey - 2951 US-50, Cañon City, CO 81212
Cost: Free


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