NOVEMBER 16-18, 2018


Presented by the Caballeros de Yuma - Sponsored by Chretin's Restaurant



launches and glow benefit The Salvation army

Admission to the morning launch is a canned food donation for theSalvation Army. The highlight of the festival is the Balloon Glow at Desert Sun Stadium on Saturday evening. The admission to the glow is $2.00 per person plus a canned food donation for Salavation Army. Tethered rides are available after the launch for $15 per person


We Thank Our Sponsors

In addition to the individual balloon sponsors listed at the bottom of the page, the Caballeros de Yuma wish to thank the major festival sponsors: Chretin's Restaurant (name sponsor) the Historic Coronado Motor Hotel (host hotel), Hansberger Refrigeration and Electrical Co. (Glow fireworks) andFerrellgas (propane donor) the for making the 2016 Colorado River Crossing Balloon Festival possible.

Hot Air Balloons Return To Yuma Nov. 16-18, 2018

 The Colorado River Crossing Hot Air Balloon Festival - presented by the Caballeros de Yuma   - is one of Yuma, Arizona's premier fall events. The  festival attracts some of the most colorful and unique balloons from the West and Southwest. Staged over three days in November, with mass ascensions on Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings, the festival uses the Colorado River and the Sonoran Desert as its backdrop. The highlight is the Desert Balloon Glow that takes place on Saturday night at Yuma's Desert Sun Baseball Stadium where tethered balloons fill the baseball field and with their burners firing at full blast, the balloons to glow brightly in the dark desert sky, The entire pageant is set to music. 


Saturday and Sunday Morning - Yuma West Wetlands




Saturday Evening Glow - Desert Sun Stadium


Friday Morning Media Flights - Gila Vista Junior High School
Hansberger Coronado Ferrell Gas
Academy Mortgage ABJ alexander Applebees Barkley BLT
Bose Chevron Chicago Title Corona Optique D&H Desert Door
Family Partners 1st Bank Yuma Fly Yuma G&T Kress Liberty Motorsports
  Remax Romer Yuma Insurance YRMC  
Yuma Sun Z93 Outlaw KAWC Visit Yuma Del
Production All Stars
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