Walla Walla Balloon Stampede

Join us for the 47th edition of the Walla Walla Balloon Stampede held May 11-14, 2023 at Howard-Tietan Park in Walla Walla, Washington!

Event Schedule

Thursday May 11, 2023

P1FCU Kid’s Day / Media Day in honor of Billy Blastvalve
Duration: Approximately 1 hour

Join us as our pilots offer free tethered balloon rides to children. We will also have our first flight of the event! Children must be able to stand in the balloon on their own and without parental assistance.

Friday May 12, 2023

VIP Day Presented By Columbia REA
5:30am Inflation

Spectators are welcomed to join us as we hold our second launch of the event!

Nite Glow Spectacular Presented By Columbia REA
8:15pm Inflation

Gaze with amazement as we fill the night sky with colorful hot air balloons reaching 75′ tall!

Saturday May 13, 2023

Competition Day Presented By AmeriGas & Toyota of Walla Walla
5:30am Inflation

Come down to the field to watch as our pilots launch their balloons and complete a navigational task!

Sunday May 14, 2023

Founder’s Day (The Quiet Launch)
5:30am Inflation

For our last flight operation of the event we pay homage to when the Balloon Stampede was launched in the wheat fields – There is no music, announcements, just silence as we launch into a quiet morning sky.

Ticket Information

Spectating and attending the event is absolutely free! Tickets are not required.

Flight Information

The majority of flights during the event are dedicated to our valued sponsors, however, we do offer a very limited number of patron sponsorships to the public. These flights are available, by the couple, at $600 and will be scheduled for the morning of Friday May 12, 2023 only.

All passengers must be at least 18 years of age or older. If you would like to join our interest list please complete this form. Interested parties will be contacted on a first come, first serve basis. A $50 non-refundable deposit is required at the time of booking.