The 4th Annual White Mountains Hot Air Balloon Festival returns to Pinetop-Lakeside in 2021 with 16 balloons expected.

This event is free to the public.

This festival takes place in Pinetop-Lakeside in the heart of Arizona’s White Mountains, at an elevation of 7,000 feet. The area is part of the largest continuous Ponderosa Pine Forest in the world.

Balloons take flight each morning at 6:30 a.m (weather permitting).

Join us for our festival Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. The festival includes food and retail vendors, kids activities, live music, a beer garden and an evening balloon glow (weather permitting). Friday also includes a special Kickoff Concert.

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