Save the Date - 2016 Labor Day Lift Off

Save the Date - 2016 Labor Day Lift Off




Soar the Skies!

September 3 - 5 at Memorial Park


The annual tradition of a hot air balloon event on Labor Day weekend, September 3-5, in Colorado Springs continues with the Colorado Springs Labor Day Lift Off. A spectacular array of 65+ hot air balloons will converge in Memorial Park and participate in competitions and balloon glows, drawing spectators from Colorado and beyond. 


This balloon festival will feature a Beer Festival with Beer Garden and VIP tent, live entertainment and concerts, and food trucks!


The Colorado Springs Labor Day Lift Off is one of the largest hot air ballooning events in the nation and the largest in Colorado. Enjoy free admission and activities for the entire family!






Handicap- Free handicap parking for vehicles displaying either a state issued handicapped license plate or valid placard.


Official Parking Map Coming Soon





This event requires dozens of volunteers to be successful. Get involved by volunteering with the balloon set-up crew, parking crew, hospitality tent, spectator surveys, and more! Please share this opportunity with friends and family.


Get involved today! Fill out a volunteer form here.


Volunteer inquirys can be emailed to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.