Schedule of Events

The Great Reno Balloon Race is FREE to spectators thanks to the generous support of event sponsors. The event is always scheduled to take place the first Friday through Sunday after Labor Day.

The Great Reno Balloon Race 2019
September 6th – 8th

Thursday, September 5
6:45 a.m. – Preview Day Launch (Sponsors and Invited Media)

Friday, September 6
3:30 a.m.- Gates open to Rancho San Rafael Regional Park
5:00 a.m. – Super Glow Show
5:30 a.m. – Dawn Patrol
6:45 a.m.- National Anthem
7:00 a.m. – Mass Ascension Launch
9:30 a.m. – Tissue Paper Balloon Launch
4:30 a.m.- 11:00 a.m – Shopping along Balloon Boulevard

Saturday,September 7
Paint The Park Pink
3:30 a.m.- Gates open to Rancho San Rafael Regional Park
5:00 a.m.- Glow Show
5:30 a.m. – Dawn Patrol
6:45 a.m. – National Anthem
7:00 a.m.- Mass Ascension Launch
7:00-7:30 a.m.- Biggest Little Pajama Party & Bed Head Competition
8:00 -8:30 a.m.- Bed-Head Competition Judging
4:30 a.m.- 11:00 a.m.- Shopping along Balloon Boulevard

Sunday, September 8
3:30 a.m.- Gates open to Rancho San Rafael Regional Park
5:00 a.m – Glow Show
5:30 a.m. – Dawn Patrol
6:45 a.m. – National Anthem
7:00 a.m.- Mass Ascension Launch
6:00-8:00 a.m.-Girl Scouts Scavenger Hunt/Sign Up to be a Girl Scout
4:30 a.m.- 11:00 a.m.- Shopping along Balloon Boulevard

EVENT LOCATION
Rancho San Rafael Regional Park
1595 N. Sierra St.
Reno, Nevada

Click here to view area map.

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