Alturas BalloonFest


Alturas BalloonFest
& Migratory Bird Festival

Northern California’s forgotten northeast corner, very rural Modoc County holds the annual Alturas Hot Air Balloon Festival. Migrating birds are also part of the celebration. Colorful hot air balloons lift off from Sharp’s Field at the end of East 4th Street, and they fill the early morning skies around Alturas with a breathtaking aerial splendor.

Annual event; September
530 233-4434

Alturas CA

Alturas California Sign

Grandma, Henry, and Modoc

Big Bear Air Fair

Bird Dog & Custom Hot Rod

Big Bear Air Fair

Big Bear City Airport host a one day air show in the mountains of SoCal. The hot rodders like to show up too. This event is not running every year, so make sure to check their web site for the latest info and dates.

Big Bear City CA

Ryan ST-3KR @ Big Bear

High Desert Balloon Festival

2014: information on this event can no longer easily be found online, so we are doubtful this one is still active. If you hear otherwise, let us know with a web site link.

The high desert has very few events, so your gotta go out &  see ’em at least once.

Annual event; September

Victorville CA

Ridgecrest Balloon Festival


Ridgecrest Desert Balloon Festival

2014: Doubtful this event is still ongoing. No recent information or web site can be found.

Off Hwy 395 in the Northern Mojave desert, Ridgecrest welcomes you to the biggest event around for many miles.

Annual event; October/November
800 406-5331

Ridgecrest CA