August 17 – 19, 2018
Eden Park 2100 North 5600 East, Eden, Utah, just 12 miles east of Ogden City, in the heart of the beautiful Ogden Valley.
The Ogden Valley Balloon Festival began in 1994 as a fundraising event for Eden Park to help them construct a bowery by their playing fields. It outgrew that location and moved to the Festival Field at Wolf Creek Utah where it has been hosted since 2004. In 2014 Nordic Valley’s owners, Skyline Mountain Base made a generous donation of funds and location, allowing the Balloon Festival to be reestablished. In 2015 the festival returned to its beginning location Eden Park. It has since become the grand finale of the summer season, and draws visitors from around the world. It is the only Balloon Festival in the intermountain west that enhances the attraction of a balloon rally with all day arts & cultural events.
The event features approximately 15 hot air balloons which are the focus for 5 launches and one balloon glow throughout the weekend. After the morning launches, the activities shift to Tethered Balloon Rides, Arts & Crafts Booths, Food Booths, Kids Games & Activities and continuous live entertainment with many performers. There are free concerts at Eden Park Friday and Saturday.
Estimated attendance for past events was between 13,000 and 15,000 attendees, from both local and out-of-state guests over the three day period.
The Festival has deep community support from the following organizations and businesses:
Ogden Valley Business Association / Visit Ogden Valley
Ogden Weber Convention Visitors Association
Weber County Sheriff’s Department
Weber County Planning Commission
Skyline Mountain Base
Ogden Regional Medical
North Fork Cable Bar & Grill
Big D Construction
Ogden Valley Balloon Festival Facts