Event organizers, Hot Apple Productions and Colorado Springs Sports Corporation, would like to thank the Colorado Springs community, for the incredible support and commitment to celebrate the 46-year tradition of hot air ballooning in the Pikes Peak region. We can’t wait to see you in 2023!

The 2022 Labor Day Lift Off inspired an estimated 200,000+ record-breaking crowd with majestic displays of nearly 80 hot air balloons all weekend!
With the addition of the new Balloons, Brews & Bites Happy Hour and Lift Off Lounge VIP Experience, the 46th anniversary event delivered a weekend full of vendors, live entertainment, mass ascensions each morning and marvelous glows in the evenings! The fun did not stop there – this year’s Labor Day Lift Off saw many firsts, including over 300 runners in the first ever Orangetheory 5k, 750 Walk-Through Balloon Experience attendees, and sweet, new record-setting victories in the Krispy Kreme Doughnut Eating Contest!