By Travelzoo Staff
Featured in The Arizona Republic
, the 2012 Arizona Balloon Classic is expected to attract around 15,000 spectators
the weekend of Dec. 7. For $10, Travelzoo subscribers can attend this event with a friend for half off. Go with four people for $19, regularly $40, and save even more.
Why we love it
- 2 can attend the 2nd annual Arizona Balloon Classic in Gilbert for $10
- Choose any 1 day of the festival, taking place Friday, Dec. 7, through Sunday, Dec. 9
- Go with a group and save more; admission for 4 is $19
- About 15,000 spectators are expected
- Catch the balloon taking off for the races on Saturday or Sunday morning
- Or witness the "Desert Glow" with balloons glowing in time to music Friday or Saturday evening
Nov. 28, 2012 - Dec. 9, 2012
Arizona Balloon Classic
Gilbert Civic Center
90 E. Civic Center Dr.
Gilbert, AZ 85296
- Taking place at the the Gilbert Civic Center from Friday, Dec. 7, through Sunday, Dec. 9, this year's event will feature up to 25 hot air balloons, including some in special shapes. The mornings of Saturday, Dec. 8, and Sunday, Dec. 9, attendees can witness the balloons lifting off in unison for the "Hare and Hound" races, in which one balloon (the "hare") leads and the rest of the balloons (the "hounds") follow and try to land close to the leader.
- The evenings of Friday, Dec. 7, and Saturday, Dec. 8, the balloons will be tethered and glowing in time to music for the "Desert Glows" spectacle. A firework show will takes place on Saturday.
- Parking is complimentary, and children 12 and younger are admitted free. The Arizona Balloon Classic also features live entertainment, children's activities, exhibits, shopping and concessions (available for purchase on-site).
The fine print
Vouchers can be redeemed on one of the following three event dates: Dec. 7 from 5:30-9 p.m., Dec. 8 from 5:30 a.m. - 9 p.m., or Dec. 9, from 5:30 a.m. - 9 p.m. Children 12 or younger are free. Subject to weather. Pets and outside food or drink not permitted. Re-entry not permitted. Limit 5 voucher purchases per person; 5 additional as gifts. No refunds or exchanges; not valid after event end date. See below for full terms and conditions.
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