Hot air balloon festivals in Colorado don't get more "hometown" than in Frederick, with their annual "Frederick in Flight" festival.

In 2011, Frederick came up with a great way to get their community together: A hot air balloon festival. Over 10 years later, the event is still going strong, bringing in Coloradans from well-outside of little Frederick.

Though a small town, Frederick is part of the set of towns that make up the Carbon Valley: Frederick, Erie, Firestone, Dacono, and Mead.

Three sisters named the town after their father Frederick Clark, back when the town was incorporated in 1907.  The towns' "Frederick In Flight" seems like an event those ladies would be proud of.

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Getting to Frederick, Colorado

Frederick is about 40 miles north of Denver; a few miles east of I-25 on Highway 52. It's a nice small town that's easy to get to, with many great restaurants and shops.

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When is Frederick, Colorado's, Hot Air Balloon Festival?

The 13th annual "Frederick in Flight:" 

  • Friday, June 21 through Sunday June 23, 2024.
  • Centennial Park - 630 Eighth Street.
  • Free to attend.
  • 6:00 a.m. lifts each morning (weather permitting;) refreshments available.
  • Saturday: Frederick Town Party - Live Music, Beer Garden, Food Trucks, candle-sticking and hot air balloon glows (weather permitting.)

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