Balloon events in Colorado offer a spectaclular scene only enhanced by the backdrop of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Hot air ballooning and Colorado go hand in hand and you can see the magnificent Colorado blue sky burst full of colors when several hot air balloons take to the sky. Spectators can see the show up close and if even take a ride in one of the balloons as many operators in Colorado are available to show you mountain tops and valleys from high up in the air. Hot air balloon events and festivals take place year around in Colorado. Some to note are The Steamboat Balloon Rodeo that takes place every July. In September, there's the Mancos Valley Balloon and Art Festival and the Snowmass Balloon Festival that are well worth the price of admission... FREE! There are more and you can bet they'll be listed here as we get the info.