Hot Air Balloons Return To Yuma 
Nov. 10-12, 2023

Brought To You By Caballeros de Yuma
Sponsored By Chapman Yuma
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 two days in November, with mass ascensions on 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 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. 
Click Here For Directions To Each Venue
Untitled design (7)

Canned Food Donation Serves as admission to morning Launches

Admission to the morning launches at Yuma West Wetlands Park (See Map) on Saturday and Sunday morning is a canned food donation. The public entrance to West Wetland Park is from 12th Avenue. The highlight of the festival is the AEA Federal Credit Union Balloon Glow at Yuma's Ray Kroc Desert Sun Stadium on Saturday evening. The admission to the glow is also a canned food donation
Chapman 400

We Thank Our 2022 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: Chapman Yuma, the AEA Federal Credit Union the Historic Coronado Motor Hotel (host hotel), Hansberger Refrigeration and Electrical Co. (Glow fireworks) and Ferrellgas (propane donor).
Balloon sponsors