Panguitch Valley Balloon Rally
(PANGUITCH, Utah) - Southern Utah’s premier hot air balloon event is set to amaze crowds Friday, June 27, through Sunday, June 29. Balloons launch each day at 6:30 a.m. with dozens of balloons painting the sky with color—all framed by the area’s celebrated red rock landscape. Taking place in the shadows of famed Bryce Canyon National Park, the 15th Annual Panguitch Valley Balloon Rally attracts enthusiasts and spectators alike for three days of awe-inspiring vistas. “The balloon glow on Saturday night is the highlight,” said Falyn Owens, executive director of the Garfield County Tourism Office. “At sunset, the pilots inflate their balloons on Main and Center streets and synchronize the lighting of their burners.”
Other family-friendly activities include a 5k race, parades, games, rides and karaoke.
Each night, live music fills the streets of the National Historic District in downtown Panguitch.
“It’s a great time to stroll down the street listening to the music and visiting the
shops,” said balloon rally coordinator Cheryl Church. “Once a person comes to the
balloon glow, they always return.”
Those visiting the rally are welcome to join in the fun by helping the ground crews inflate
and launch the 35 balloons. If the pilot likes your work, you may just get invited to go for
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