Elephant Butte Balloon Regatta

August 5-7, 2022 | August 4-6, 2023

Elephant Butte Balloon Regatta
Annually: varies
Cost: state park entrance fee

2022 Balloon Regatta Schedule of Events

**All events are weather dependent and subject to change or cancellation

Friday 8/5

7-9am: Hot Air Balloons launch from Lions Beach

Saturday 8/6

7-9am: Balloons launch from Lions Beach
7-9:45am: tether rides ($20 for kids 5-12, $25 age 13 and over – tickets available starting at 6:45, cash only)
7:30-8:15pm: Balloon Glow at Sierra del Rio Golf Course, 101 Clubhouse Dr, Elephant Butte (site of the concurrent Turtleback Mountain Music Festival)

Sunday 8/7

7-9am: Balloons launch from Lions Beach
7-9:45am: Tether rides ($20 for kids 5-12, $25 age 13 and over)

Elephant Butte Balloon Regatta - photo by Haley Woolf
Elephant Butte Balloon Regatta 2016 - a balloon touches down on Highway 195
Elephant Butte Balloon Regatta 2016 - several hot air balloons over Elephant Butte Lake
Elephant Butte Balloon Regatta 2016 - hot air balloons in the sky over the lake

Sierra County Recreation and Tourism
301 S. Foch, Truth or Consequences NM
Director@SierraCountyNewMexico.info
575-894-1968

New Mexico Tourism
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