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2022 Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic

Published on Monday, July 11, 2022
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Content last updated on Thursday, September 08, 2022

CapEd is excited to be bringing you the Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic once again this year! The annual festival is the best way to send off summer! Here's what to look forward to for 2022.

CapEd Kid's Day

The fun begins Wednesday morning with CapEd's Kid's Day, a family-oriented event that introduces kiddos to the science and fun of (tethered) balloon flight and the enchanting display that is the gathering of hot air balloons inflating across the grass at Ann Morrison Park. This includes, of course, CapEd's own Read to Rise hot air balloon which can be recognized by our blue and black stripes and CapEd logo. 

Friday Night Lights

The morning of September 2nd, there will be a special tribute performed Friday morning before the balloons rise over Boise in memory and honor of the Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic founder, Scott Spencer.

If you're not much of an early riser, no worries! One of our favorite parts of the Classic happens after the sun goes down. Friday night is the Nite Glow Spectacular. The evening includes food, vendors, music and an array of hot air balloons ready to light up the night sky with a choregraphed musical light show.

Hot Air Balloons in Flight

If you aren't able to make it out to Ann Morrison over the holiday weekend to see the balloons up close, take a look up on the horizon during your morning commute! You'll likely be able to spot a balloon or two in the Boise skyline all weekend long. Keep an eye out for the CapEd Read to Rise balloon along with all the other fun and funky hot air balloon shapes and colors in the hours just after dawn.*

For the full schedule and more information about the 2022 Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic, visit .

*All events are weather permitting.


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