Reno Balloon Races

The goal of the Great Reno Balloon Race is to offer a premier, safe, family-oriented/tourist-attractive, visually remarkable occasion that commemorates the happiness of trip while remaining complimentary to the public.

The Great Reno Balloon Race is the biggest totally free hot-air ballooning occasion in the world. Throughout three days in early September, you could seek out right into the Reno skies and also see a rainbow of hot air balloons soaring about. From its simple beginnings in 1982 with simply 20 balloons, The Terrific Reno Balloon Race has actually flown with up to 100 balloons annually. The idea was to create an occasion that would certainly maintain site visitors in town the weekend in between the State Fair and the Reno Air Races and also 35 years later on, it is referred to as a world-renowned, and also locally, a beloved neighborhood practice.

Happening just a couple of miles north of downtown Reno, the occasion captivates both young and old with its dynamic shades and also motivating songs. The Balloon Race has won numerous awards over the years consisting of ‘Finest Special Event in Reno’ and also ‘Best Special Event in North Nevada.’ With approximately 120,000 viewers going to the occasion each year, the number of lives touched by the lovely phenomenon remains to rise similar to the balloons themselves.

Stand-Out Minutes in GRBR Background:

1998: Enhancement of the Glow Program, which was added to use viewers a destination as they await Dawn Patrol on Saturday as well as Sunday. The Radiance Show starts at 5 a.m.
1999: Washoe Area institution youngsters obtain involved with the event in the E.L. Cable Tissue Paper Balloon Launch. This occasion gives college children an opportunity to favorably interact with their neighborhood. One of the major objectives of this project is to earn sure that no financing comes out of the pocket of colleges or instructors.
– The adventure of winning large goes air-borne as the Greatest Little City in the Globe holds the most significant card game, Balloon Blackjack.
2001: The Great Reno Balloon Race celebrated its 20th Anniversary with the Birthday Cake balloon.
2002: ABC’s Good Early morning America appeared at The Excellent Reno Balloon Race for online cut-ins of Dawn Patrol throughout their Friday early morning program.
2003: The Excellent Reno Balloon Race hit record presence with over 140,000 viewers attending the three-day event. Also, Serena’s Track, the only wheelchair obtainable balloon in the USA, used cost-free tethered rides for wheelchair usage as well as individuals with impairments throughout the weekend break.
2007: CNN attended the occasion and also The Terrific Reno Balloon Race also obtained protection in worldwide media including Prestige Hong Kong, Every Day with Rachel Ray and The Background Network Magazine. National Championship Air Race becomes an enroller and also does a T-6 formation fly over throughout the vocal singing of the National Anthem.
2008: The Fantastic Reno Balloon Race organized the Globe’s Largest Pajama Event which motivated spectators to attend in pyjamas with their ideal (as well as worst) bed-head.
2009:” Rolling Pilot,” Michael Glen, the initial paraplegic hot-air balloon pilot worldwide, flew in the Balloon Race.
– For the very first time, Brian Jones flew a hot-air reproduction of his helium balloon, the Orbiter 3 at the Balloon Race. The Orbiter 3 was the very first balloon to fly around the world continuously.
2011: The Darth Vader balloon made his opening night to the event. The balloon provided method to Star Wars themed tasks and contests and additionally generated an entourage of Storm Troopers and consisted of Darth himself!
2012: GRBR introduced the Cloud 9 VIP Club! For the very first time spectators might have a front-row seat to the event with a warmed camping tent, catered breakfast as well as a lot more!
2013: This marks the introduction of the Friday Super Radiance Program. See upwards of 25 balloons twinkling as well as glowing to music throughout the field!

Experience GRBR

Discover More

Places to learn to dance in Reno NV


Your Cart