We’re baaaackk!!!!  Yes, we are proud to bring you our third annual MHC BalloonFest on Saturday November 13, 2021 at the MHC Healthcare campus.  This year’s event will be bigger and better than ever with extended hours from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  We’ll have many attractions including:

  • Marana Skydive “Fly-In” to open the event
  • 30 food trucks offering your favorites 
  • 50/50 Raffle
  • Coca-cola beverages and water products 
  • Coors Light beer, Dragoon IPA, and White Claw Seltzers by Finley Distributors
  • Live music featuring multiple bands
  • Jumping castles and obstacle courses for the kids 
  • Special exhibits by the Marana Police, Northwest Fire, and Pima County Sheriff’s Departments 
  • Classic car show with 50 cars by the Tucson Street Rod Association
  • 10 hot air balloons for an evening glow event
  • Two hot air balloons in which you can catch a tethered ride!
  • Fireworks display to close the evening

Video credit to HawkView Aerial Solutions

Parking is FREE and admission will be $10 per person with children six and younger admission free.  Be sure to get your tickets early at Eventbrite—see below.

Please note that all balloon related events occur on a weather permitting basis.


The MHC Foundation BalloonFest will soon be here. Here are a few helpful hints to make your experience positive and enjoyable.

Please remember all balloon activity is dependent on the weather.

Remember to wear comfortable closed-toe walking shoes.

Bring a sweater or light jacket as evening temperatures may be cool.

Most vendors only accept cash, so be sure to hit the ATM on your way to the festival.(We will have ATMs on site for your convenience.)

Festival parking is free. The Marana Skydiving event, entertainment, classic cars, and jumping castle activities are free.

The beer sales, wine tasting, tethered balloon rides, and food vendors require separate payment.

In order to participate in the tethered rides, you must be tall enough to see over the balloon basket. The balloon will go about 50 to 75 feet in the air.