The Snowmass Balloon Festival fills the sky with one of the highest-altitude hot air balloon events in the country. Over three days, 30 pilots compete in challenges and races, as spectators take in the stunning sight and capture spectacular photos. Special activities and events round out the weekend, including Cidermass and Septemberfest. All Snowmass Balloon Festival events are free and open to all ages. All daytime events take place at Snowmass Town Park, with free parking in the Town Park Station lot.
Septemberfest takes place in Snowmass Base Village while Cidermass is on the Snowmass Mall. The Village Shuttle provides free public transportation throughout Snowmass to both Base Village and the Snowmass Mall.