The Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic is simply one of the most amazing events to take place not only here in the City of Boise, but potentially in the entire Pacific Northwest. When you see promotional material or backdrops of the City of Boise, so often it includes a hot air balloon in the air, over the skyline. Believe it or not--these hot air balloons aren't just floating above our heads all of the time here in Boise. One magical weekend out of the year, however, we're blessed with a sky full of them. It's a spectacle, really.

This week just happens to be the week of Boise's "Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic" and if you haven't seen them either up in the sky or all over social media-- you may be living under a rock!

Two days remain and if you want to see these balloons floating over our beautiful city, we put together the BEST places to watch. Check them out, below: 

5 Best Places To Watch Boise's Hot Air Balloons

Yes, they've taken over the city's skyline this week--but where can you get the best look? Check out these top five suggestions.

 

Interested on WHEN the balloons will be going up? You still have a couple of days to catch them: 

Saturday, September 4   "Dawn Patrol"
5:30 a.m.               Pilots will be setting up for Dawn Patrol
6:00 a.m.               Dawn Patrol / Inflation / Launch
7:20 a.m.               MANDATORY FLIGHT / Ann Morrison Park

Sunday, September 5  "Finale Days"
5:30 a.m.               Last launch day of the Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic
6:00 a.m.               Dawn Patrol / Inflation / Launch
7:20 a.m.               MANDATORY FLIGHT / Ann Morrison Park

Don't forget that you can also join and witness the launches at Ann Morrison Park each morning, too.

50 Amazing Hot Air Balloons Taking Flight at Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic 2021

A glimpse at the 50 hot air balloons launching at this year's Spirt of Boise Balloon Classic (Sept 1 - Sept 6)

Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic CapEd Kids Day 2021

The 2021 Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic is underway! On Wednesday morning, pilots inflated their balloons but stayed in Ann Morrison Park to give kids free tethered rides before school!

Throwback Photos: Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic 2019

It's been two long years since the last time we were at Ann Morrison Park! We're looking forward to seeing you again September 1-5 for the 30th Anniversary of the Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic!