2011 Citrus Classic Balloon Festival
Let your summer take flight. . . with hot air balloons inflated over scenic citrus orchards and rolling hills, the Fourth Annual Citrus Classic Balloon Festivalis THE best backdrop for THE balloon event closest to Greater Los Angeles and beaches. Mingle with balloon pilots, enjoy outdoor dining, wine and beer garden, browse arts and craft vendors, get active with the Kids Activity Area, relax with live music. . . It’s the perfect day trip, family summer weekend or romantic getaway – conveniently just 1.5 hours from Los Angeles!
2011 CITRUS CLASSIC BALLOON FESTIVAL: FRIDAY TO SUNDAY JULY 29TH – 31ST
What: See hot air balloons inflate and illuminate at sunset, ascend, compete and/or tether in the early morning hours over scenic countryside of citrus and avocado groves.
Dates: Friday July 29th, Saturday July 30th and Sunday July 31st
Hours: July 29th 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., July 30th, 5:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., July 31st 5:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: 18249 East Telegraph Rd. in Santa Paula zip code 93060 (via Highway 126).
Tickets: Friday & Saturday: Adults $10 advance/$12 at gate; Youth (ages 5 to 14) $4 advance/$7 at gate; Children under 5 free
Sunday: Adults $12 advance/$15 at gate; Youth (ages 5 to 14) $5 advance/$7 at gate; Children under 5 free
Adults $10 advance/$12 at gate; Youth (ages 5 to 14) $4 advance/$7 at gate; Children under 5 free
Advance tickets available on-line (starting May 1st); via phone (starting June 1st) and at staffed ticket locations (starting June 1st)
See Tickets Plus for details and additional savings.
Parking: Free municipal lots serviced by shuttles. Also available: For-Fee Lots accommodating 4,000 cars within .5 mile of festival grounds (walkable or short shuttle.) See Maps, Parking & RVs for highway exits, tips for quickest exit times.
Festival Entertainment: Evening Balloon Glows, Sunset Wine Dinner, Sunrise Balloons Ascensions or Tethers, Skydivers & Aerobatic Planes, Live Music, Wine & Beer Tasting Pavilion, Glow of the Blue Moon, Field of Dreams, Jim Colborn Celebrity Exhibition Game, Wine & Beer Garden, Car Show, Indian Motorcycles Display & Rally Ride, Vintage Tractor Display, Zipline & Rock Climbing Wall, Kids Activity Area, Arts & Craft Vendors, Recycled Art Contest, Plein Air Art, Food Vendors, LA Food Trucks, Souvenir Booths, Zest for Life 5K Run & 1 Mile Fun Run.
2011 Citrus Classic website last updated April 5, 2011. Check back for monthly updates.