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 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? Access our complimentary Vacation Guide for great local recommendations. Discover the best museums, historic sites, and 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 Walla Walla Balloon Stampede
The 45th Annual Walla Walla Balloon Stampede will take place October 16 through 20, 2019. This five-day festival is held at historic Howard Tietan Park.
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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. Each day of the festival has a specific theme. You’ll want to get there early on the first day as it is the most popular and gives children the opportunity to go in the baskets of the balloons to float. The second day is for media-professionals only. The third day is jam-packed with great events, from the Special Shapes Round-Up and 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. 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. Finally, 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.