Schedule of Events

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

2016 Great Reno Balloon Race

September 9th – 11th

Thursday, September 8
6:45 a.m. –
Preview Day Launch (Sponsors and invited Media)

Friday, September 9
5:15 a.m. –
Super Glow Show
6:45 a.m. – Mass Ascension Launch
9:30 a.m. – E.L. Cord Foundation Tissue Paper Balloon Launch
4:30 a.m.- 10 a.m. – Shopping along Balloon Boulevard

Saturday, September 10
5 a.m.
– Glow Show
5:15 a.m. – Dawn Patrol
6:45 a.m. – Mass Ascension Launch
7:00 a.m.-8:30 a.m. – Pajama Party
7:00 a.m.-8:30 a.m. – Bed-Head Competition Judging
4:30 a.m.- 10 a.m. – Shopping along Balloon Boulevard

Sunday, September 11
5 a.m. – Glow Show
5:15 a.m. – Dawn Patrol
6:45 a.m. – Mass Ascension Launch
6:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. – Sign up to be Girl Scout!
4:30 a.m.- 10 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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