Around Wine Country


July 13, 2016

Wake up early and watch a patchwork of pinks, reds and yellows rise over the rolling hills of Walla Walla in one of the best sunrises you can imagine, except it’s not just a sunrise. It’s the annual Walla Walla Balloon Stampede, scheduled October 12 - 16, 2016 in Howard Tietan Park. Spanning five days, this popular annual event in Walla Walla brings 30 or so of the country's best balloon pilots together to test their navigational skills and inspire the next generation of pilots. The fun kicks off with "The Dream of Flight," a hands-on, hop-in-the-basket romp for aspiring balloon aviators. After all this adventure, head back to the Marcus Whitman in downtown Walla Walla and raise a toast to this spectacular sky dance.

Address: 616 E Tietan St, Walla Walla