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2012 Arizona Balloon Classic
through December 9, 2012
Gilbert Civic Center
Dates: Friday, Saturday & Sunday, December 7th, 8th & 9th, 2012
Gates Open & Close: Friday 5:30PM – 9PM, Saturday 5:30AM – 9PM and Sunday 5:30AM – 9:30AM
Balloon Event Times: Morning Liftoffs (Friday, Saturday & Sunday): Media flights (Friday): 7:15AM; Dawn Patrol (Saturday & Sunday): 6:30AM; Morning Liftoffs (Saturday & Sunday): 7:15AM – 9:30AM; Evening Glows (Friday and Saturday): 7PM – 8PM
*PLEASE NOTE: Balloon Liftoffs & Glows times are always dependent upon weather conditions.
Location: Gilbert Civic Center, 90 E. Civic Center Dr. (Warner & Gilbert Rd), Town of Gilbert, Arizona USA
Attendance: 15,000 spectators are expected to enjoy this signature event.
Balloons: Up to 25 hot-air balloons, including special shapes, will participate.
Events: The 2nd Annual Arizona Balloon Classic” – On Saturday & Sunday mornings, December 8th & 9th, a sky filled with colorful hot-air balloons will participate in thrilling “Hare & Hound” races. The balloons will rise from the earth for a spectacular sight of mass and color. Spectators are allowed to walk on the field and watch the balloons inflate and lift off. Photo taking is invited.
DESERT GLOWS on Friday and Saturday evenings, December 7th & 8th. A field full of illuminated, tethered, hot air balloons will glow in time to music.
Other Attractions: Live entertainment onstage, fireworks (Saturday Only), Family Fun area with kid’s activities, exhibits, sampling, and many other exciting attractions. In addition, there will be retail shopping vendors for purchases or browsing. Bring your appetite, as there will be a variety of foods available to purchase as well!
NEW this year… The “Classic’s” HOLIDAY FOOD & FUN FESTIVAL. Each attendee will be encouraged to vote for their favorite retail & food vendors. Vendors will be competing for the title of “People’s Choice Winner” and cash prizes.
Admission:For any one event - $10 at the gate. Children under 12 are FREE. $7 for groups of 10 or more.
Parking is FREE. PLEASE NOTE, NO PETS ALLOWED. ALL BALLOONING EVENTS ARE DEPENDENT UPON WEATHER CONDITIONS. NO REFUNDS. RAIN CHECKS OFFERED TO OTHER BALLOON EVENTS DUE TO CANCELLATION.
Website: www.aegaz.com www.facebook.com/arizonaballoonclassic
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