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Create Cañon City Balloon Classic - Memorial Day Weekend - Cañon City, Colorado at Holy Cross Abbey (see map)

Join us for the 2017 Create Cañon City Balloon Classic on Memorial Day Weekend (May 27th, 28th and 29th, 2017). Enjoy great food, award winning wines and see the works of local artisans. Watch balloon launches and skydivers. Enjoy a great music lineup. Participate in races. Bring the kids! They can play in the Kids' Zone. Stay in the evening for Balloon Glows and the Abbey Glow. The Create Cañon City Balloon Classic is open to the public with FREE Admission and FREE parking.

Many thanks to our Presenting Sponsor, St. Thomas More Hospital!

Special thanks to our hotel sponsor, Quality Inn & Suites .

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The Balloon Festival - Fly to The Online Gambling Luck!

Izzi Casino and Entertainment Shows

The Grandeur of Fresh Casino Feasts: A Blend of Gaming and Gourmet

The Timeless Appeal of Taking Chances at Sol Casino

Outdoor Gambling - The Recipes of JetX’s Popularity

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No Pets, Please!

No Pets PleasePlease note that we DO NOT allow pets on the grounds during the Create Cañon City Balloon Classic. The balloons are big and loud and can be very frightening to an animal. For the safety of you, other attendees and your pets, please leave your pets at home.
Hot Air Balloons


Hot Air Balloons from all over the USA and Canada! The balloons will launch early in the morning and will fire up at night for a spectacular nighttime show!

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Food and Wine

Food, Wine and Music

  • Taste Wine selections from the Winery at Holy Cross Abbey
  • Enjoy wonderful food
  • Listen to live entertainment
  • Visit the many vendor booths
  • Picnic on the beautiful Holy Cross Abbey grounds

Holy Cross Abbey, Canon City, CO


The event is held on the beautiful grounds of the Holy Cross Abbey in scenic Cañon City, Colorado.

See map for location and directions