Fifth Annual Cave Creek Balloon Festival

Join us at the Fifth Annual Cave Creek Balloon Festival!

The Fifth Annual Cave Creek Balloon Festival at Rancho Mañana will be bigger and better than ever, and packed with more family fun for everyone! Tonto Bar & Grill, Aerial Solutions, Sanderson Lincoln & Ford and Valerie’s Fine Furniture are again teaming up for this amazing event in Cave Creek.

This year, Cave Creek Unified School District will receive 10 percent of sales. The school with the most sales will receive $500 in addition to 10 percent. Tickets available online here (click link).

Parking will be available at 38406 N. Schoolhouse Rd. in Cave Creek. Proceeds from the $5 parking charge will go to CCUSD. A Cactus Shadows High School bus will shuttle event-goers to and from the entrance gate. There will be no event parking available at Tonto Bar & Grill.

Rancho Mañana Golf Club driving range will once again become a magical field of glowing splendor January 4, 2014 when brightly colored and whimsically shaped balloons come to life at 6 p.m. At about 8 p.m., the excitement continues as the flying Arizona Skyhawks descend from 13,000 feet in the air with special suits outfitted with pyrotechnics.

Gates open at 3 p.m. Enjoy live music by local bands such as the Kards and Food, beverages, cocktails and wine, as well as locally brewed Four Peaks beer will be available for purchase. Turn the kids loose at the larger-than-ever kids’ zone and great activities.

Please, no lawn chairs, dogs or outside food and beverages allowed. All activities dependent on weather. ATMs available on-site.

Go in style with Valerie’s Furniture VIP tickets. Includes event admission, gourmet buffet from Tonto Bar & Grill (4:30-7:30 p.m.), private cash bar and private restrooms. VIP tickets are $60 for adults; $25 for ages 10 and under. Tax and gratuity are included. Advanced ticket sales only, VIP tickets must be purchased by December 31. All orders are final. No cancellations, no rain checks.

General admission tickets available at the gate.

Purchase tickets online at:ñana_Golf_Course-January-04-2014.html

Step away from the festival and enjoy a gourmet meal at Tonto Bar & Grill adjacent to the festival while relaxing on the patio or inside this rustic restaurant. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.