Cathedral City Hot Air Balloon Festival includes something for the entire family

CATHEDRAL CITY — Nearly 30 hot air balloons will be the centerpiece of the 7th Annual Cathedral City Hot Air Balloon Festival and Food Truck Fiesta on November 19-21.

The Hot Air Balloon Festival 2021, presented by Agua Caliente Casinos, will feature balloon rides, and three morning balloon launches seen throughout the Coachella Valley.  Attendees will have the opportunity to capture the beauty of several new hot air balloons to the festival this year including Agua Caliente Casinos’ new self-branded hot air balloon.

Agua Caliente Casinos will also sponsor Cathedral City’s 40th Anniversary Balloon Glow on Saturday night celebrating the city’s birthday with hot air balloons lined along Highway 111 from the Agua Caliente Casino Cathedral City to the city’s Festival Lawn and the new Cathedral City Community Amphitheater.

Other activities happening at the balloon festival include the amazing Town Square Art Affaire art show, the best food trucks in SoCal, Beer and Wine Gardens, Classic Car Show, Kid Zone, Banana Balloon Candy Drop, and LIVE musical entertainment at both the Agua Caliente Casino Cathedral City and the new Cathedral City Community Amphitheater.  Returning for their second appearance at the festival’s Main Stage will be “Hollywood U2” – a spectacular tribute band to the legendary group, U2, on Friday night.  On Saturday, local bands will perform throughout the day on the Main Stage culminating with Cathedral City’s 40th Anniversary Concert featuring “Giselle Woo & the Night Owls.”

On Sunday, attendees can get tickets for Special Shapes Breakfast and Balloons at Big League Dreams Sports Park in Cathedral City featuring ten special shape balloons and many regular shape balloons including the Cosmic Crisp Apple, The Great Pumpkin, Shroom with a View, Lily the Little Bee, Willy the Little Cop, the Party Balloons, and many more.

If you’re looking for a place to stay, here’s a hint: Balloon pilots stay at the Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa.

For the latest festival information, click here. 

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