Autumn Aloft Takes Off in Park City



FullSizeRender (16)If Park City’s brilliant fall colors and crisp temperatures aren’t enough of a reason to get you to escape Salt Lake City this weekend, Autumn Aloft should be.

Autumn Aloft is the Park City hot air balloon festival originally held in the ‘80s and ‘90s as a way to bring in tourists in the shoulder season, and 2015 is the second year of its reincarnation.

Balloons fly above Park City on September 18-20 at 8:00 a.m. with festivities taking place throughout the day. On Friday night, a single balloon glowed in Newpark Town Center and a DJ got the party started as a crowd gathered to enjoy the night.

IMG_4613On Saturday the balloon baskets lined 4th and 5th Streets for visitors to check out up close in the evening.

The final Park Silly Sunday Market follows Sunday’s Autumn Aloft. So make a day of it and venture to Park City to see the balloons and purchase local produce, food, and crafts at the Market.

Autumn Aloft and the Park Silly Market are FREE events for the whole family.

Autumn Aloft Schedule

Newpark Glow Kickoff Event

  • A single balloon will glow at the Newpark Town Center
  • Glow Begins Approximately – 8:00 p.m.
  • 1456 Newpark Blvd, Park City UT 84098

IMG_4676Saturday, September 19

Main Launch 

  • Field Access – 7:45 a.m.
  • Launch Begins Approximately – 8:00 a.m.
  • 2530 Kearns BLVD Park City, Utah

Candlestick on Main Street

  • 8:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
  • Main Street between 4th and 5th Streets

Sunday, September 20

  • Field Access – 7:45 a.m.
  • Launch Begins Approximately – 8:00 a.m.
  • 2530 Kearns BLVD Park City, Utah

IMG_4682More details on Autumn Aloft can be found at

I was lucky enough to participate in Friday’s Media Launch, and the photos were all taken at the event. We went so high, but it was a blast!





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Jenny Willden is the Managing Editor of Outdoor Sports Guide and a self-proclaimed gear and grammar nut. She's a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association and the Adventure Travel Trade Association. A lover of adventure and travel, she's happiest when riding horses or snowboarding in Utah’s mountains. Follow Jenny’s exploits on Twitter @jennywillden or Instagram @jlwillden.


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