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Glendale Glitter & Glow Balloon Festival

Send out the holiday season with a bang! With glowing hot air balloons, 1.6 million LED lights, bands cranking out great music, food, rides and more – it’s easy to see why more than 60-80,000 people flock to this award-winning event!

Glendale Glitter & Glow Balloon Festival

Glendale Glitter & Glow Balloon Festival

This will be your chance to see the Glendale Glitters holiday light display this season. Take in the stunning 1.6 million LED lights, along with hot air balloons glowing throughout 16 blocks of Historic Downtown Glendale.

Get ready for the experience of mass glows, when balloon pilots fire the balloons all at once to create an illuminating spectacle. The vibrant glowing colors and twinkling lights, combined with musical performances and delicious food and beverages, will be a feast for your senses!

People pack into historic downtown Glendale for this FREE and wowing event you won’t want to miss.

Festival Live Music

DJ Dangerous (DJ)
76th Street Productions (Indie / Pop)
Soul Power (Motown / R&B)
Zero Gravity Fighters (Upbeat Covers)
Phoenix Conservatory of Music (Variety)
Cheap Hotels (Classic Rock)
Pandy & Rich Duo (Country)
West Hills Brothers (Acoustic Guitarists)
Randy Altergott (Rock, country covers)


Free shuttles are available from Glendale Community College, at 59th and Olive Avenues, where parking is free. Shuttles pick up from the northeast parking lots of the college, accessing from 59th Avenue and Vogel. The last shuttle will leave downtown Glendale at 10:15.

There’s also PAID preferred parking in the two downtown garages, both of which are accessible from 59th Avenue and Glenn Drive.

In addition, there is street parking in and around the downtown, but it fills up very quickly.

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