All Glowed Up

Spirit of Boise All Aglow

Each year, the Spirit of Boise hot air balloon rally attracts dozens of balloon pilots and thousand of fans to Boise’s Ann Morrison Park.

For three magical days each summer — usually over Labor Day weekend — Boise skies fill with fanciful balloons. Each morning they launch from the park. And one evening during the festival, they anchor themselves to the ground and fire up their burners for an audience filled with smiles. 

It’s called a night glow. And it is something everyone should experience at least once.

This is the Nite Glow. A night full of oohs and ahhs. Dancing and relaxing. Families picnic. Couples snuggle. Everyone has a great time.

Viewing Tips:

Dress in layers — temperatures can really change from sun up to sundown

Engage — when allowed near the balloons, ask questions. Pilots and crews love to share their knowledge and passion.

Pack a snack — the Nite Glow lasts several hours. Come early with a picnic or snacks and stay for the grand finale.

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