2013 KLAQ Balloonfest
The 2013 KLAQ Balloonfest
Presented by Hoy Fox Scion and Dick Poe Scion!
Memorial Day Weekend, May 25th, May 26th & May 27th
3 days of hot air balloons filling the El Paso skies, 3 afternoons of concerts and fun in the sun at Wet ‘N’ Wild Waterworld in Anthony.
BALLOON LAUNCH: 6400 Mason Farms Road. Sunland Park New Mexico, 88008
Join us at the YMCA, W.C Snow Sports & Family Recreation Center (off of Westside Drive), to view the balloons take flight from the TFCU launch field! Over 30 balloons, including special shapes will be part of this year’s launch. This year’s theme is “Q Party Animals,” and the featured balloon shapes will include Gordo the Monkey, a panda, and a zebra. The launch takes place at day break (approximately 6:00am) and is free for all to attend. Food vendors will be available for you and your family to enjoy breakfast during the launch.
After the balloons launch, stop by the PARTY! A weekend of water rides, swimming, concerts, and grilling will take place at Wet N Wild! KLAQ will be broadcasting live all weekend long from the WB Liquors Broadcast Stage! Plus, each day we will feature local bands, starting at noon, and different headlining artists on the Budweiser stage.
Tickets for Balloonfest concerts are on sale now at area 7-Eleven/ Alon Stores. These tickets will get you access to the water park, and concerts.
- 1-Day Adult* Advance ticket price $19.99 plus tax. Good for water park rides and concerts. Available only at 7 Eleven/ Alon Convenience Stores.
- 1-Day Adult* Gate ticket Price: $29.99 plus tax. Good for water park rides and concerts
- *Adults ages 4 years and up.
- Toddler Pricing: $2.50 plus tax, ages 1- 3 years old.
Wet ‘N’ Wild Waterworld season tickets will be selling for $39.99. Season tickets can be used for the entire weekend and for the rest of the Wet N Wild season.
Headlining Saturday May 25 – Tremonti, featuring Creed and Alter Bridge lead guitarist Mark Tremonti. The list of accolades bestowed on Mark over the years is lengthy, including having been named “Guitarist of the Year” for 3 consecutive years by Guitar World, and in 2011 Mark was listed by Total Guitar as the fourth greatest heavy metal guitarist of all time.
The park opens daily at 7 a.m., with first band going on at Noon.
Balloon Fest Band Line Up:
- 2nd Class Citizen
- Vox Vendetta
- Chaos Follows Order
- Tremonti Project
- Texas Roadkill
- 3rd Edge
- C. W. Ayon
- Travis Manning
- Sully Erna
- Thee Nobodys
- Murder FM
- Young Guns
- Dick Poe Scion & Hoy Fox Scion: Proud presenting sponsors of the 28th annual Balloon Festival.
- 7 Eleven/ Alon: Official Advance ticket outlet.
- Teacher’s Federal Credit Union: Launch Field Sponsor.
- SouthWest University: Sponsor of the Panda Special Shape balloon.
- El Paso Electric: Coming soon, donate blood at any area United Blood Services location and get a ticket to Balloonfest!
- Budweiser: Concert Stage Sponsor.
- WB Liquors: Broadcast Stage Sponsor.
- Sun City Medical Supply: Volunteer T Shirt Sponsor.
- T Mobile: Don’t worry if you forget your charger while you’re at Balloon Fest! T Mobile has you covered, stop by the T Mobile Recharge Zone and charge your phone for a bit for FREE. (Charger provided by Batteries Plus)
- Saratoga Homes: Stop by Saratoga Homes’ booth at Balloon Fest, they will be giving away some promotional items throughout the day.
- Station Recreation
- Mister Carwash
- El Paso Community College
- Orielly Auto Parts