Why the Panguitch Valley Balloon Rally Is One of the Best Festivals

Outdoor activities aren’t the only way to have fun in Southern Utah! The Panguitch Valley Balloon Rally is a fantastic event for families to experience during the summer! Watch as tons of hot air balloons ascend into the sky on a beautiful day before heading out and exploring all of the world-renowned national parks and outdoor activities around the southern region of the Beehive State.

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Panguitch Valley Balloon Rally

What You Can Expect to See and Do at the Panguitch Valley Balloon Rally

Prepare you and your family for a full weekend of amazing events, beautiful sights, and plenty of family fun when you head to Southern Utah for the Panguitch Valley Balloon Rally. There are tons of food and craft vendors providing tasty offerings and unique souvenirs to take back home with you, but the highlights of the four-day event are the mass balloon ascensions each morning! Watch as you bevy of hot air balloons slowly drift into the sky as their flames roar upward, creating an array of floating light bulbs. In between these launching sessions at the Panguitch Valley Balloon Rally, there are plenty of other events that are fun for the whole family! Here are some of the events that you won’t want to miss:

  • Live music at 100 E. Center Street
  • Biker Parade on Main and Center Streets
  • Balloon Rally Bingo at the Social Hall
  • Raffle Drawing at Thomas Auto (18 North Main Street)

Other Area Activities, Events, and Attractions Near Panguitch

The Panguitch Valley Balloon Rally 5K Run

Want to give your family some motivation to get active this summer? If so, sign up for the 5k Run that occurs in conjunction with the Panguitch Valley Balloon Rally. Run as a family right after the release of the balloons, and then stick around for the rest of the fun!

Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park is only a 25-minute drive from Panguitch, so you can spend the morning exploring the stunning landscapes throughout the park before heading back for an evening of fun at the Panguitch Valley Balloon Valley. The visitors center and museum offers a good introduction to the park, but the 18-mile scenic drive and the many hiking trails are the best ways to experience the area and see the famous collection of hoodoo rock formations.

Check out our guide to tackling Bryce Canyon National Park in one day!

Panguitch Lake

Panguitch Lake is the perfect place to soak up the summer sun on a warm day in Southern Utah. You can rent a boat or go fishing along the shore for trout. The lake is about 20 minutes south fo Panguitch and about 40 minutes from Brian Head so you can use this as a central base for exploring the region while you’re not enjoying the Panguitch Valley Balloon Rally.

Book Your Family Time Vacation Rentals PropertyThe exterior of Panguitch Lake Cabin rental with Panguitch Lake in the background

Family Time Vacation Rentals offers an extensive variety of premium cabin and condo rentals in a variety of locations around Southern Utah! Take a closer look at our Panguitch rentals if you’re coming into town for the balloon festival! Each of our rentals provides you with easy access to Bryce Canyon National Park, Zion National Park, Cedar Breaks National Monument, and Dixie National Forest among other outdoor spectacles. There are so many ways to hike, bike, and explore the region, that you’ll never want to leave!

Book your Southern Utah adventure today and book one of our properties! We look forward to welcoming you to one of the most breathtakingly unique places in the country.

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