The 46th Annual Walla Walla Balloon Stampede is still in discussion on their upcoming event date. This five-day festival is held at historic Howard Tietan Park.

Don’t miss your yearly chance to see one of the most iconic annual events in Walla Walla! Every year, the Walla Walla Balloon Stampede brings hundreds of vibrant hot air balloons to the area. This is truly a one-of-a-kind event and one that you won’t want to miss! Discover what you need to know about this year’s Balloon Stampede.

If you want to get the full experience of the Balloon Stampede, make sure to get there bright and early! The balloons are inflated every morning at 7:15. Each day of the festival has a specific theme. You’ll want to get there early on the first day as it is the most popular and gives children the opportunity to go in the baskets of the balloons to float. The second day is for media-professionals only. The third day is jam-packed with great events, from the Special Shapes Round-Up and the Night Glow Spectacular. This event begins at dusk and features glowing balloons. The third day features the Mayor’s Cup Launch⁠—a competition that tests the pilots’ navigational skills. The final day features The Great Launch. This is the most challenging event of all⁠—an attempt to float all the balloons at once!


616 E Tietan St, Walla Walla, WA 99362, USA