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2014 Citrus Classic Balloon Festival Prepares For Kick-Off

2014 Citrus Classic Balloon Festival Prepares For Kick-Off

The 2014 7th Annual Citrus Classic Balloon Festival is preparing to light up the summer sky with hot air ballons and great entertainment on July 25 and 26. 

The 2014 Citrus Classic Balloon Festival will feature eight filled acres of special attractions including prime seating dinner options, the Vintage Trailer Village, the Glow N Show Car Show, live music, Glow Dance Party and more. Overhead, there’ll be fly-bys by historic biplanes, aerobatic stunts, sky writers, sky divers, and of course—hot air balloons.

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“We call it a mini Albuquerque, right in your own backyard of Santa Clarita,” Founder of the Citrus Classic Ballon Festival Carla Edwards said. “So you just step out just a few minutes down the highway, and you’ve got mini Albuquerque. You’ve saved many tanks of gas.” 

Sunset Wine Dinner

On Friday night, VIP seating on the field is available with a Sunset Wine Dinner by DJ’s California Catering, People Choice’s Caterer of the Year. 

Craft Beer Dinner

On Saturday night, FirestoneWalker is providing Award-Winning beers, four pairings with a four-course gourmet dinner, and dessert at the Craft Beer Dinner. 

Beer, wine or whatever is your pleasure will be available for your enjoyment, Edwards said. But, the best experience will be having a memorable dinner out there on the field looking at all the hot air balloons.

Vintage Trailer Village

New this year is the Vintage Trailer Village.

“They’re gorgeous vintage trailers, lovingly restored by their owners,” Edwards said. “ And, each one of them usually has a theme.”

The Vintage Trailer Village will feature themed Airstream, Inlands, Teardrop, and Shasta trailers. 

We have one that actually has a cowboy theme andone that has a family-friendly bordello theme, Edwards said.There will be a lot of different things in the Vintage Trailer Village and each of the tralers will be retro.

Glow N Show Car Show 

The Glow N Show Car Show hosts 200 cars. All makes and models are welcomed. The show is from 2-7 PM. And, the air show comes through overhead at 5 PM.

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2014 Citrus Classic Balloon Festival Prepares For Kick-OffVolunteer

The Citrus Classic Balloon Festival is accepting volunteers to join balloon crews to lay out the silks and inflate the balloons. Volunteer as an individual, with family or friends, or as a corporate team for a fun team-building exercise. 

Learn more about volunteer opportunities and for more on tickets and program itineraries, click here


For Friday, tickets are $12 for Adults, $5 for ages 6-14, and children 5 and under get in for free. 

For Saturday, tickets for adults are $15. 

On Saturday night, there’ll be a Glow Dance Party when the balloons are finished glowing. 

“Come and discover what we’ve got new this year. And, we’d love to host you at the Hot Air Balloons,” Edwards said.

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2014 Citrus Classic Balloon Festival Prepares For Kick-Off

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