Are The Balloons Released?
Our event is not a balloon release event. All of the balloons are yours to keep and any that are extra, or donated back, are brought in for our many residents to enjoy.
What happens if it rains?
We are proceeding with our Saturday, August 13th date with a modified plan - please see the event schedule on this page (right sidebar) or on our About page for more details.
I just want to come to the BBQ or pickup BBQ and don't want to walk. What do I do?
If you only want to come for the BBQ or pickup to-go BBQ, just register for the BBQ only option. Prices for the BBQ are $15 for BBQ only for adults (1/2 chicken), $10 for a child (12 and under, choice of 1/4 chicken or hot dog).
Where do I get my balloons?
We have had to modify this year's event based on the weather. All participants will get balloons from our Balloon sponsors after the walk/bbq. Caribiners will be provided to hold the balloons.
What is there to do after the walk?
We will have a group photo with participants that takes place near the hot air balloon if the weather cooperates. Fun family activities and entertainment will be available for registered participants inside of the air-conditioned Embury Cafe. Giffy's BBQ will be available for anyone who purchases a BBQ ticket, starting at 11:00 a.m. We will also have live music from the Hot Club of Saratoga as well as a fun photo booth from Niki Rossi Photography.
What activities are there for children?
Kids can enjoy face painting, games and more at the event, plus they will see plenty of balloons! Families will also enjoy seeing the hot air balloon (weather permitting) near the Community Garden area.
Can I walk a shorter distance?
Yes! We have a shorter course, which is approximately .25 miles, setup for walkers who would like to participate. It is the red route on the event map.
Can I keep my balloons?
Yes! The balloons you collect are yours to keep. If you don't want to take them home, we'll gladly take them inside The Wesley Community buildings to brighten up the day of our Wesley residents.