Balloons & Tunes

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November 1-3, 2019

Come see the balloons... Come hear the tunes.

It's the Annual Balloons & Tunes Festival, held the first weekend in November each year. Weather permitting, the hot air balloons will lift off from Eagle Draw between the blocks of Roselawn and 13th Street at 7:00 am on Saturday and 6:00 am on Sunday.

Saturday evening, there is a free fire concert featuring the balloon pilots, Artesia High School band and Artesia’s Twirling Stars at 5:00 pm in the World Famous Bulldog Bowl parking lot.

Immediately following the concert, head out to various places around town to enjoy music at local establishments. We invite you out for a fun-filled weekend.

Schedule of Events

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Paper Takes Flight (Tissue Balloon Demonstration) 5th Grade only!!
8:30 am: Yeso Elementary (110 students)
12:30 pm: Roselawn Elementary (36 students)

Friday, November 1, 2019

8:00 am – Friday Fun Flights at Grand Heights and all Elementary Schools
Paper Takes Flight (Tissue Balloon Demonstration) 5th Grade only!!
8:30 am: Hermosa Elementary (63 Students)
12:30 pm: Yucca Elementary (80 students) & Central Elementary (40 students)

Saturday, November 2, 2019

7:00 am - Balloon Launch (weather permitting)
7:00 am - Registration begins for 5K Balloon Chase
8:00 am - 5K Balloon Chase begins after balloons have ascended
1:00 pm - Canvas & Balloons Paint Party at Ocotillo Performing Arts Center ($35/$60 for 2)
2:00 pm - Paper Takes Flight at Artesia Public Library (FREE & open to public)
6:00 pm - FREE Fire Concert featuring AHS Band, Twirling Stars & Balloon Pilots (Under the Bulldog Bowl Lights in the middle of the parking lot facing East)
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Tunes & Entertainment at the following locations:
*Hotel Artesia (203 N. 2nd Street)
*Best Western – Pecos Inn (2209 W. Main Street)

Sunday, November 4, 2018 (Eagle Draw Flights – in the area between 7th & 13th Street):

6:00 am - Balloon Launch (weather permitting)

If you would like to register as a pilot for this event, please return this completed Pilot Entry Form with a $50 check to Artesia Chamber of Commerce.

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