The City of Trees is excited to see the return of one of its most beloved events, the Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic. This September 1st through the 5th the skies will come alive with incredible hot air balloons of various colors and designs. Back for its 30th year, the Spirit of Boise is a completely free event for the Treasure Valley that celebrates the great parks of Boise and the power of bringing the community together. Bringing the Treasure Valley together to literally reach new heights, this event has been a favorite for years. Launching from Ann Morrison Park, this event is one that you can participate in from almost any part of town. 


Just step outside in the morning from 7:00am to 9:00am and, weather permitting, you will be able to see the unique and glorious hot air balloons as they gently float around the skyline. Turning the sky above into an amazing spectacle of color and imagination, all you have to do is look up to appreciate this awesome gift to our community. 


The hot air balloon is the first successful human flying invention. Since the first successful flight in 1783, these ingenious creations have lit up the sky and excited and inspired children of all ages. There are few people in the world who get to experience a spectacle like we are treated to in the Treasure Valley for five straight days. As one of the biggest balloon festivals in the northwest, this is truly a unique benefit of calling Boise home. 


Even though you can see the balloons from nearly anywhere in town it is always better up close. Getting up bright and early to watch the balloons launch is a great opportunity to see these massive hot air balloons up close as they lift off into the sky above you. This is also a great chance to take photos and meet the people who pilot these awesome crafts. 


The ultimate experience is the Nite Glow Spectacular on Friday September 3rd. Do not miss the chance to see these mammoth balloons lit up at night. Standing like giant stained glass windows illuminated by the huge flames this is an awe-inspiring opportunity to see hot air balloons the way few do. Activities on Friday night begin at 5:30 with the balloons lighting up at 8:05. Get there early to get a great spot in the park to lie back and take in all of the fun. 


Take the time to get out and enjoy this great activity with your family and leave the chores for us. Our top rated staff at 208 Cleaning cleans homes and businesses giving you more time to play.  Always professional and with great attention to detail, we provide stellar cleaning services in the valley so that you can have more time to focus on the fun stuff like the Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic. Give us a call today and let us show you how we can make your life easier and more fun.