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 fall, 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 2018 is the fifth year of its reincarnation.

Balloons fly above Park City on September 15-16 at 8:00 a.m. with festivities taking place throughout the day. On Saturday night, visitors gather on Main for the Candlestick on Main event.

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

The 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

Saturday, September 15

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 16

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

Autumn Aloft features up to 24 hot air balloons and will include Saturday and Sunday morning launch events and a candlestick event on Saturday night set on Park City’s Historic Main Street.

Learn more about Autumn Aloft.


About Author

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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