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Balloons and Tunes Roundup

02-04-2019

There’s something about hot air balloons that delight both the young and old. Watching these majestic, colorful balloons drift across the sky is mesmerizing, and it’s a one-of-a-kind experience. It’s not every day that you watch one of these hovering balloons float up to the heavens. 

Luckily, the Kanab Balloons and Tunes Roundup festival takes place annually, bringing this simple delight to the people of the region. When you stay at Parry Lodge, you can easily access all of the activities that take place during this festival.

5th Annual Balloons and Tunes Roundup: What You Need to Know

  • The 5th Annual Balloons and Tunes Roundup will take place from February 15 through February 17, 2019, in Kanab. More than 50 hot air balloons will launch each morning of the festival at about 7:30 a.m., weather permitting. You’ll likely see these balloons being piloted through the sky, with the vermillion cliffs in the background, throughout the entire weekend.
  • There’s more to the festival than just hot air balloon viewing. Each afternoon and evening, live bands will perform and compete in the Battle of the Bands. There’s also going to be plenty of street vendors selling food, clothing, and souvenirs to commemorate the festival. 
  • For the first time, the festival is going to include a smartphone scavenger hunt. Those who wish to participate can download an app prior to the festival, and use that app as they find the clues that have been hidden throughout. The first place prize winner will receive $1,000, but there are lots of other prizes in store as well! Participants must pay a $5 entry fee.
  • It should be noted that hot air balloon rides are not available. The pilots simply fly these hot air balloons for show.

This is one of the most unique and enjoyable festivals in Kanab and has quickly become a tradition in the community. Don’t miss out on an opportunity to see these graceful balloons float across the gorgeous Utah landscape. Book your stay at Parry Lodge, and make memories at the Balloons and Tunes Roundup that will last you and your family a lifetime. Contact us today for more information about the festival and about our availability.