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 2024
September 6th – 8th

Thursday, September 5
Media Preview Day

6:45 a.m. – National Anthem
6:45 a.m. – Preview Day Launch (Invited Media)

Friday, September 6
3:30 a.m. – Gates open to Rancho San Rafael Regional Park
5:00 a.m. – Super Glow Show, presented by Custom Ink
5:30 a.m. – Dawn Patrol, presented by Custom Ink
6:45 a.m. – National Anthem – Alana Ridge
7:00 a.m. – Mass Ascension Launch
9:30 a.m. – E.L. Cord Foundation Tissue Paper Balloon Launch
8:00 a.m. – Tethering Activities
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. – Super Glow Show, presented by Custom Ink
5:30 a.m. – Dawn Patrol, presented by Custom Ink
6:45 a.m. – National Anthem – Nick Sorrentino
7:00 a.m. – Mass Ascension Launch
8:00 a.m. – Tethering Activities
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. – Super Glow Show
5:30 a.m. – Dawn Patrol, presented by Swizzle
6:45 a.m. – National Anthem – Jessica Pauletto
7:00 a.m. – Mass Ascension Launch
8:00 a.m. – Tethering Activities
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

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