Dec. 29, 2022
thru Jan. 1, 2023

Weather Permitting!


Plans for Next Year Already in the Works


Despite weather limiting flights during our Extravaganza this year, all 20 pilots loved visiting the Gila Valley and are already making plans to return next year.  Therefore, we are excited to begin planning.

If you are interested in sponsoring one of our balloons to help make this event possible, please contact us at or contact Vance Bryce at Graham County Chamber of Commerce.

Balloon Launches

AZ Air Ventures and the Gila Valley Tourism Council are excited to invite you to ring in the new year at the Gila Valley Balloon Extravaganza!


WHAT:  20 Hot Air Balloons will launch

Friday and Saturday Glows


Come experience the beauty of one of our balloon glows featuring 8 balloons that will inflate after dark but stay on the field so you can enjoy a glow show including good music and fun time. 




WHAT: Balloons inflate after dark but stay on the field

WHEN:  Friday, New Year's Eve at 6 pm

WHERE: Mt. Graham Golf Course

WHEN: Saturday, New Year's Day at 6 PM

WHERE:  Pima Soccer Fields

This event is brought to you by the Graham County Chamber of Commerce, and thanks to the support of our amazing sponsors listed below, all sessions are FREE to the public.

Generous Support of our Sponsors from 2021/2022...

Graham County Chamber of Commerce, AZ Air Ventures and the Gila Valley Tourism Council are proud to present the Gila Valley New Year Balloon Extravaganza.

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