The hearts of the Colorado Springs Labor Day Lift Off Team are saddened by the sudden passing of Colorado Springs Sports Corporation CEO Tom Osborne.

   For the past 7 years, Hot Apple Productions and Sports Corp have partnered in the production of the largest hot air balloon event in Colorado.

  At the helm of the largest and most iconic sporting events in Colorado Springs, Tom Osbourne( TO) left an everlasting mark on the Labor Day Lift Off Hot Air Balloon Festival and the Colorado Springs Community. As a leader for the event, he thrived when making new connections and inspired the entire team to see the magic we were creating. 

“This is a very sad day for us. For, Tom was a great asset to the business community, deal maker, optimist and visionary for the Colorado Springs community and sports and events. More so than anything he will be missed for his friendship and camaraderie.

– Members of Colorado Springs Labor Day Lift Off

Friday, March 12, 2021

Rise & Shine Colorado! Celebrate Labor Day Weekend with the 2021 Colorado Springs Labor Day Lift Off from the comfort of your own home September 4th – September 6th.

It’s the most colorful weekend of the year! 

You won’t want to miss the early morning balloon launches fill the city skyline and the Saturday evening balloon glows. Wrap up your visit at Memorial Park over the Labor Day weekend with a hot air balloon glow at dusk.

 

Thank you to the City of Colorado Springs, Parks and Recreation, City Council, Mayor’s office, LART, and many others that have made it possible to continue this tradition. A special acknowledgement and thank you to Mr. Dewey Reinhard for his help and support for making this happen. Dewey was the originator of the event 45 years ago, and has been instrumental in keeping this event alive!