Carson Valley Hot Air For Hope Balloon Festival

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Don’t miss Carson Valley’s newest Cultural Art Festival, featuring a weekend of hot air balloons, concerts, competitions, displays, and demonstrations by local musicians, artists, and performers of all kinds!

The first annual Carson Valley Hot Air for Hope Balloon Festival will be held at Lampe Park in Gardnerville, Nevada from May 19th-21st, 2023 and will serve as a benefit for the Center for Hope & Healing’s community programs.

Organized by the Center and a group of local balloonists, this event is free to the public and will include two public balloon launches from Lampe Park at 6 a.m. on the mornings of Saturday, May 20 and Sunday, May 21. Friday the 19th is Media, First-Responders and Veterans day, but the public is welcome, and in the evening, hot air balloons will line the downtown streets of Minden for a balloon glow starting at 8:30 p.m. In addition to the balloon events, the festivities will include live bands, art performances, food trucks, and local vendors throughout the day on May 20th at Lampe Park, presented by the Cultural Arts Foundation of Douglas County. You can click here for a full schedule of activities.

The community is welcome to come enjoy the balloons up-close, take pictures, and learn more about ballooning. For more information about this event, visit the official website and be sure to check its page on Facebook for updates.

Please note that balloon launches will take place if the weather permits, so it’s advisable to stay up to date on local weather reports prior to your visit. The activities in Lampe Park on the 20th will take place rain or shine.


The Douglas Center for Hope and Healing

A 501(c)3 non-profit organization, DCHH provides free grief support to children, teens, and adults dealing with the loss of a loved one.

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Lampe Park

1324 Waterloo Ln. Gardnerville, NV 89410

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