Cave Creek Balloon Festival


The Date for the 2015 Cave Creek Balloon Festival is moving from January, to sometime in the spring.


Last years event info below:

The 5th Annual Cave Creek Balloon Festival returns Saturday, January 4th, 2014.

WHAT: Fifth Annual Cave Creek Balloon Festival presented by Sanderson Lincoln & Ford, organized by Tonto Bar & Grill and Aerial Solutions.

WHEN: 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, January 4, 2014.

WHERE: On the driving range of the Rancho Mañana Golf Course. Entrance to event is on the corner of Spur Cross & Cave Creek Road. The shuttle will drop you off and pick you up, right outside the brand new Spur Cross Trading Post.

Ten percent of on line ticket sales proceeds will go to the Cave Creek Unified School District (CCUSD), and the school with highest ticket sales will receive an additional $500.

General Admission: $10 adults; $5 for ages 12 and under; children 2 and under enter free. General admission tickets are available online or at the gate. Purchase your tickets online, and support the school of your choice. Tickets available at: All sales are final. No cancellations or rain checks.

Go in style with Valerie’s Furniture VIP tickets. Includes event admission, gourmet buffet from Tonto Bar & Grill (4:30-7:30 p.m.), private cash bar, mushroom heaters and private restrooms. VIP tickets are $60 for adults; $25 for ages 12 and under. Tax and gratuity are included. VIP tickets must be purchased in advance, not available at the gate. All orders are final. No cancellations, no rain checks. Tickets are available online at:

All parking available at the center of town, 38406 N. Schoolhouse Rd. in Cave Creek. Parking cost is $5, and proceeds will go to CCUSD. Parking includes shuttle service to and from the event. There is no access or parking available at Tonto Bar & Grill.

The Fifth Annual Cave Creek Balloon Festival at Rancho Mañana will be bigger and better than ever, and packed with more family fun for everyone January 4, 2014! Sanderson Lincoln & Ford, Tonto Bar & Grill, Aerial Solutions, and Valerie’s Fine Furniture are again teaming up for this fantastic event in Cave Creek.
Gates open at 3 p.m. Enjoy live music by Rock the District performers such as Raina Donati, The Ukulele Trio, A & K, Madison Holmes, Bobbi Kerr, FILMS, Inkeep
Katie Pusateri & Emma Pusateri, who are cousins, form the group Inkeep. Halle Ata-Abadi, Last Minute & headlining is TheKards.  For more information on performers visit:

Enjoy great beverages, cocktails and wine featuring locally brewed Four Peaks beer. Scrumptious food will be available from various food trucks, vendors and restaurants such as The Buffalo Chip, The Grilled Cheese Truck, J-Licious Tacos, Hao Bao Asian food, Gourmet Command, The Hot Dog Stand, Firehouse Kettle Korn and Fry Bread Inc. Turn the kids loose at the larger-than-ever kids’ zone and great activities.

Rancho Mañana Golf Club driving range will once again become a magical field of glowing splendor at 6 p.m. when brightly colored and whimsically shaped balloons – including the new “Bud E. Beaver” balloon – come to life. At about 8:30 p.m., the excitement continues as the flying Arizona Skyhawks descend from 7,500 feet with special suits outfitted with pyrotechnics.

Please, no lawn chairs, dogs or outside food or beverages allowed. ATMs available on-site. All activities dependent on weather. All sales are final. No cancellations, no rain checks.

Step away from the festival and enjoy a gourmet meal at Tonto Bar & Grill adjacent to the festival while relaxing on the patio or inside this rustic restaurant. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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