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Fly the Scenic Trails at the 15th Annual Eyes to the Sky Balloon Festival

Locals say 'It's the place to be!' June 17 - 19

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The 15th annual Eyes to the Sky Balloon Festival will take place in Salina, Utah, from June 17 – 19, 2022. Cindy Robinson

SALINA – Twenty-five hot air balloons will fill the skies with color (weather permitting) at 6 a.m. on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday—June 17-19, 2022—at the North Sevier Middle School and Salina Elementary in Salina, Utah. Come get up close with these gentle giants on the field, then take to the balloon chase. The balloons will fly for about an hour. Winds typically take the pilots, passengers, and chase crew north to Redmond Lake, where they love to splash and dash in the lake. Breathtaking photo opportunities abound.

Saturday ONLY there will be FREE tethered balloon rides once the 24 other balloons launch. Line up, and the North Sevier and County princesses will escort you to your ride. Get a taste of what it is like to lift off in a hot air balloon. Breakfast is served by Aurora Fire Department on Saturday from 6:30 – 9 a.m. at the Middle School Pavillion.

Around dusk on Saturday night (around 8:45 p.m.), the pilots will rise and glow their hot air balloons like towering lightbulbs for about an hour on west Salina Main Street during the FREE concert. Grab some good food and enjoy the free entertainment.

Come dance the night away at free, family-friendly concerts Friday and Saturday evenings from 8 to 10 p.m. Overdrive will entertain on Friday and Jagertown on Saturday. The festival’s live local entertainment will literally kick off with a loud bang and national anthem at 5 p.m. Friday and continue throughout the day Saturday. New this year is skilled chainsaw carver Shawn Beeler, who will be doing a demonstration.

Check out Sean Nielson and his famous high-flying FMX show! There will be multiple motocross showings that you won’t want to miss! The carnival is back on West Main Street. Cool off at the water games on Main Street or the free swim at the newly renovated pool. Many craft and food vendors have delicious finds.

Festival schedules can be found in your local papers, businesses, and online at eyestotheskyballoonfestival.com/. Stay updated and share your photos and video on our social media pages www.facebook.com/EyesToTheSkyBalloonFestival/, and tag us at #salinasky #eyestotheskyballoonfestival #salinautah #eyestothesky

All events are weather permitting. To all our sponsors that have given and continue to give, we thank you! A big thank you goes to our festival committee members for your long hours of dedicated and continued service. We couldn’t have done this without you or the support from Sevier County and Salina City and Amerigas and our in-kind sponsors. Thank them for making this the event of the year! See you from the friendly skies!

—Eyes to the Sky Balloon Festival

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