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Cathedral City Hot Air Balloon Festival

Cathedral City Hot Air Balloon Festival

Cathedral City Hot Air Balloon Festival

Love is in the Air’ Valentines weekend 2015. The unique balloon event will feature all the regular balloon festival stuff and people will be getting married in moored balloons and the Equality Balloon.


The festival grounds will be open at 6:30 AM to 9:30 PM Saturday, February 14. The festival will reopen Sunday February 15th at 6:30 AM through 12:00 PM.



The Cathedral City Hot Air Balloon Festival is a free public event. We request a small donation to help fund the event and to contribute to organizations volunteering. A suggested donation of $5.00 per adult will be collected at the entrance to the festival.



Vividly colored, multi-storied hot air balloons will provide Tethered Balloon Rides on Saturday and Sunday mornings between 7:00-11:00 AM (weather dependent).

Some balloons with gondolas decorated with flower garlands and ribbon will provide a romantic and unique platform for couples wishing to become married and engaged 100’ in the air on February 14th Valentines morning.



Valentines evening, February 14th Twenty Hot Air Balloons will inflate after dark to illuminate like gigantic brightly colored light bulbs set to live music. Arrive early to check out other festival attractions, get a snack and find your spot for the Balloon Glow. Festival guests may bring a blanket and lawn chairs, however no outside food, beverages or ice chests may be brought into the festival.



The Cathedral City Hot Air Balloon Festival will take place on the new Festival Lawn and Town Center area between the UltraMax and Mary Pickford theatres in Cathedral City along East Palm Canyon Drive / CA Hwy 111 west of Date Palm.



VIP, Handy-capped and free Parking may be accessed off of East Palm Canyon Rd. / CA HWY 111, north on Cathedral Canyon Road, and East on Officer David Vasquez Road. VIP parking is available for $7 per car. Free parking is available in the lots east of the Town Center and Pickfair Street.



There are 3 sit down meals planned during the festival. The Valentines Brunch Saturday morning between 8:00-11:00 AM. The Sunset Wine Dinner Saturday evening. (Advance purchase is required for this activity that includes a 4-course gourmet, chef prepared dinner with wine pairings and musical entertainment.) And the Sunday morning Applebee’s Community Pancake Breakfast between 8:00-11:00 AM. There will be Gourmet Food Trucks, food vendors, beverages, snacks and a beer and wine garden at the festival. No food, beverages or ice chests may be brought onto the festival grounds.



Saturday, February 14th between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM. Vintage VW bus owners and enthusiasts will display their vintage Volkswagen Camper and Busses for awards including ‘Best of Show’, ‘Authentic Bus and Campsite Display’ and “Audience Favorite’. Awards will be presented on the main stage at 3:00 PM. The VWs will be on display Sunday morning also.



Bands and DJs will provide musical entertainment throughout the weekend events.

Cathedral City  Balloon Festival

Cathedral City Balloon Festival


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