Balloon Events

Broaden your impact beyond measure!
Build community pride with an exciting and uplifting “friend-raiser” or fundraiser event featuring hot air balloons!

Planning starts with you. The first step towards bringing the magic of colorful balloons to your event is visiting with Kansas City AeroSports’ team of professionals. You share your vision and we listen to what you need us to help you accomplish. Our team has vast experience flying in, coordinating and managing special events that include balloon festival flights, competition flights, evening balloon glows, VIP balloon rides, paid passenger rides, and tether rides in hot air balloons.

Expansive Social Media of Another Kind

There aren’t many things that will draw the awe and attention of a crowd more than the massive kaleidoscope of nylon fabric covering an open grassy area. People – strangers, family, and friends alike – begin socializing with each other with sparkles in their eyes. They also share hundreds of photos on their social media sites with mentions of your event that broadens your impact beyond measure!

Our Experience Saves You Time, Money, and Energy

Kansas City AeroSports team members have either served as balloonmeister, event coordinator, manager and/or director of the following hot air balloon events ranging from 10-37 participating balloon teams and 10-50K attendees. Combined, our team’s stats are increasing every year!


Hot Air Balloon Teams





  • FireLake FireFlight, Shawnee, OK
  • The Oklahoma Festival of Ballooning featuring the Oklahoma Hot Air Balloon Championship, Muskogee, OK
  • The Tulsa International Balloon Festival, Tulsa, OK
  • Huff ‘n Puff Hot Air Balloon Rally, Topeka, KS
  • The Great American BBQ and Balloon Rally, The Woodlands, Kansas City, KS
  • Gatesway International Balloon Festival, Tulsa, OK
  • The 1stGreat Midwest Balloon Fest, The Greater Kansas City Area, KS/MO
  • Make-A-Wish Balloon Glow, The Greater Kansas City Area, KS/MO

We’ve also flown in dozens of events coast to coast – and in Mexico – such as the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta and New Jersey Festival of Ballooning. Flying in a wide range of events each year gives us exposure to best practices and new ideas that can help make your event a success.

Click on the thumbnails to see enlarged versions of the photos in this gallery.

Coaching to Full-Scale Coordination

The people and resources involved in every event are different.

We can customize a proposal that fits your needs! Our balloon event management services can cover any combination of the following areas:

  • Hot Air Balloon Team Invitation, Communication and Coordination
  • Event Branding and Communications Coaching
  • Pre-Event Media Flights, Promotion and Media Relations
  • FAA Liaison and Balloonmeister
  • Sponsorship Development Coaching
  • Event
  • Event Site Layout Consultation
  • Event Glows, Competitions and Flights
  • Event Passenger Flights and Tether Rides
  • Event Sponsor and VIP Flights
  • Hot Air Balloon STEAM [Science, Technology, Engineering, Art/Design and Math] Workshops for Kids
  • Connections to other entertainment and recreation features between flight times

Once we better understand your vision, we will agree on pricing, timelines, and the specific responsibilities of our partnership. The best events are those where everyone is working together towards the same goals with respect, follow-through, and fun!


Looking for a sample event income and expense budget? Contact us to set up a free one-hour consultation.