After a wildly successful inaugural Balloon Glow in March 2019, MHC Healthcare Foundation is proud to bring a second Hot-Air BalloonFest to Marana, Arizona. This event is much expanded and moved to MHC’s main campus to accommodate larger crowds.  Our November 9th event will feature a variety of hot air balloons and a balloon glow, tethered balloon rides, jumping castles, live music, classic cars, multiple food trucks, Coca-Cola products, Budweiser beer sales, Southern Arizona Vintners wine tasting and more!



Our 2nd MHC Hot-Air BalloonFest returns to north Marana at a new larger location with a new look and feel.  Free parking!  Admission is $5.00 per person, children 5 and under free. (Active duty military and veterans get free entry for the Veteran’s Day Holiday.)

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


The MHC Hot-Air 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 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.