Hot Air Balloons to Make Impact in Amarillo

Hot Air Balloons to Make Impact in Amarillo

Balloon Glow - Friday - 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. - Don Harrington Discovery Center - Free -
An annual balloon rally will take over the Amarillo skies this week to raise money and awareness for the Family Care Foundation.

Schedule of Events:

(All Events Weather Permitting)

All events other than the Balloon Bash on Saturday evening are free to the public.

    Friday morning school launches at 8 a.m. from various schools and Happy State Bank locations around the city including:

    Bivins Elementary

    Windsor Elementary

    Margaret Wills Elementary

    Ridgecrest Elementary

    Belmar Elementary

    Puckett Elementary

    Happy State Bank - Soncy Location

    Happy State Bank - Georgia Location

    Happy State Bank - Coulter Location

    Friday Night Glow

6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Don Harrington Discovery Center

 Balloons will inflate and light up the park around the Discovery Center.

Mass Ascension

Saturday Morning at 7 a.m. 9 a.m. from the High Plains Children's Home at 11461 S Western Street

Balloon Bash

    Saturday Night: 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Don Harrington Discovery Center.

Tickets are $50 per couple. Tickets can be purchased at

Events include access to the Discovery Center exhibits, meal, silent auction and a live auction.

Palo Duro Canyon Lift-Off

    Sunday Morning at Palo Duro Canyon.  Park opens its gates at 6 a.m.

Free admission, but donations accepted at the gate to benefit Family Care Foundation and the Friends of Palo Duro.

Weather permitting, pilots will lift off from the canyon floor; if winds are too high above the canyon but low enough in the canyon, there will be a morning glow.

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