Don’t miss your yearly chance to see one of the most iconic annual events in Walla Walla! Every year, the Walla Walla Balloon Stampede brings hundreds of vibrant hot air balloons to the area. This festival is much beloved, drawing people from all over the globe to see this amazing display. This is truly a one-of-a-kind event, and one that you won’t want to miss! Discover what you need to know about this year’s Balloon Stampede.
Looking for fun things to do while you’re in town for the Walla Walla Balloon Stampede? Download our free Vacation Guide for great local recommendations, from museums to historic sites to hiking spots around the Walla Walla area. Vacations shouldn’t be work. That’s why we’ve made it easy for you to find the best attractions and places to eat close to Cameo Heights Mansion. Now all you have to do is book a room and enjoy your stay!
Attend the 2018 Walla Walla Balloon Stampede
The 44th Annual Walla Walla Balloon Stampede will take place October 17 through 21, 2018. This five-day festival is held at Howard Tietan Park, which is a little over 30 minutes from Cameo Heights Mansion.
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If you want to get the full experience of the Balloon Stampede, make sure to get there bright and early! The balloons are inflated every morning at 7:15. From there, each day of the festival has a specific theme. The first day gives children the opportunity to go in the baskets of the balloons and float. This is definitely the most popular day of the festival. The second day is for media-professionals only. The third day is jam-packed with great events, from the Special Shapes Round-Up, which features the uniquely shaped balloons, as well as the Night Glow Spectacular. This event begins at dusk and features glowing balloons. The third day features the Mayor’s Cup Launch, a competition that tests the pilots’ navigational skills. The final day features The Great Launch. This is the most challenging event of all: an attempt to float all the balloons at once!
If you’ve never been to the Walla Walla Balloon Stampede before, there are a few things to keep in mind. Make sure to bring a blanket or chairs along with you so you have a comfy place to sit while you watch the balloons. Pets are not allowed to attend this event and you cannot smoke anywhere near the balloons. Last but not least, take the time to share any photos you snap on Facebook; who knows, you might even win their photo contest!
Stay at Cameo Heights Mansion
After spending the day at the Walla Walla Balloon Stampede, float back to the serenity of Cameo Heights Mansion. Our stunning rooms are the perfect place to unwind after your exciting balloon adventure. Consider booking the English Tudor Suite, decorated in gorgeous blush and rich purples. You’ll love the gorgeous air-jetted bathtub and the incredible view from the patio. This is the only room on the 4th floor, so you’ll enjoy peace and quiet during your stay.
Check our availability and book your room today! We look forward to having you.