Spooktacular Hot Air Balloon Festival


Important Update

To our valued participants and patrons of the Spooktacular Hot Air Balloon Festival: After careful consideration, we have made the decision to cancel this year's event, scheduled for October 29-30, 2021, and will instead pivot the event to the fall of 2022. It is our goal and passion to bring the best balloon event possible to the Valley, and after extensive research and planning, we have determined that cancelling the 2021 event is the best course of action for the event, and the community.  Our team is also currently collaborating on something new for spring 2022 event that will support the vision, promise, and quality that we want to bring to the surrounding Phoenix area. It is with your support that we are motivated to take our events and festivals to new heights - stay tuned!

The Experience

20+ Hot Air Balloons

We’re excited to have over 20+ hot air balloons from around the country join in the Halloween festivities this year!  Each balloon will be a trick-or-treat station with candy & treats handed out all night long!  We will also have enormous hot air balloon glows throughout the night!  You won’t want to miss them!

Balloons start going up at 5:30 pm each day!

Tethered Balloon Rides

Ride a hot air balloon with the whole family, brought to you by Rainbow Ryders  Hot Air Balloon Ride Co. Get up high and see the entire festival laid out before you!

Tickets sold separately at festival!  No advanced sales!

Prices: Adults $25 / Ten and under $15

(Requires signed waiver. First come, first served. Seats limited)


Over 4,000 lbs of CANDY!

We will have over 4,000 pounds of candy ready for all the kiddos  for both days for the festival!  Each hot air balloon will be designated as a trick-or-treat stop!  Get ready for 2 TONS of candy!

Nightly Costume Contests

Showcase your best costumes in our nightly costume contests presented by Funergy!  Kids, adults and groups can participate to see who will take home a variety of prizes!

Check back for more information!

Fireworks & Kids Zone

At the end of each night, sit back and enjoy the fireworks!  Beginning at 9 pm each night, families can marvel at this fireworks spectacular!

Kids can run around and play at over 30 slides and attractions including inflatable bounce houses, slides and an obstacle course, and it’s all FREE!!

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Get In Touch

General Inquiries​

Salt River Fields at Talking Stick

7555 N. Pima Rd.

Scottsdale, AZ 85258

(480) 270-5000


Press & Media

Chris Bonnell – 480.270.5166     chrisb@saltriverfields.com

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