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Kanab Balloons & Tunes Roundup


Welcome to Balloons and Tunes Roundup! 


We are excited for the 5th Annual Balloons and Tunes Roundup here in scenic Kanab, Utah. Each year we have nearly 50 Hot Air Balloon Pilots that travel from across the country just to fly among our beautiful vermilion cliffs. Over 3 days, February 15,16, and 17, 2019 you can see these pilots fly through our Southern Utah skies and each evening listen to 12 bands battle it out for prizes. Join us, February 16, 2019, on Center Street in downtown Kanab for a Balloon Glow and Lantern Festival as the top 3 performing bands play into the night. Stick around till Sunday morning, February 17, for the final Hot Air Balloon launch. Don't miss out on all the fun! Mark your calendar, book a room here, then explore our website to help plan out the rest of your trip! We hope you will "Dare to Soar" with us at the 5th Annual Balloons and Tunes Roundup! Scroll down for a full schedule of events, or to purchase lanterns and merchandise ahead of time.


Look below for an idea of what to expect at this years event! A big thank you to all of our pilots, bands, sponsors, attendees and event coordinators. You guys are awesome! Follow us on Facebook for more information about pilots, bands and up-to-date information.



We are now accepting applications for Battle of the Bands, Vendors, and Sponsors

Band: Mesozoic - 2015


FEBRUARY 15-17, 2019

Join us for the 5th annual Balloons and Tunes Round Up! Taking place over 3 days, February 15, 16, and 17, 2019! With nearly 50 pilots taking flight each morning against the beautiful vermilion cliffs of Southern Utah (weather permitting) and 12 bands competing for title of Battle of the Bands, this is sure to be an amazing year! Don't forget to check out our vendors on Main Street throughout the weekend for one of a kind crafts, food and much more! Don't miss out! On Saturday night starting at 7:00PM, there will be a Balloon Glow down Center Street with a wishing lantern launch to follow! Sunday, there will be one final Balloon Launch (weather permitting). You won't want to miss out on all this fun, scroll down for a full schedule of events!


Stay a Little Longer!

 Kanab is located in the heart of the Grand Circle and centrally located to many natural scenic wonders! Take advantage of this long weekend to explore 3 National Parks, 2 State Parks, many National Monuments and much more! Do you dream of going to the Wave? This is the perfect weekend to try your luck at the Wave Lottery! Drawing for 3 days, this weekend means your chances of obtaining a permit are greater! Stay a little longer and were sure you'll come back for more than just these beautiful balloons! Check out our video - or - some suggestions below for more inspiration! Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram @Abra_Kanabra for more year-round inspiration!


Visit Zion National Park          Free Tour of Best Friends Animal Sanctuary             

                   40 minutes from Kanab                     Schedule a Tour                                                           




Dine Around- world-class restaurants in Kanab 

Sego                                     Vermillion45 



Sand board at Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park - or - Walk through the Belly of the Dragon cave.


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Take a guided tour to Peekaboo Slot Canyon - or - Hike one of our local trails! Adventure Maps are available at the Visitor Center 78 S 100 E or online.

 Find Guides                 Adventure Maps


           Photo rights expire 6/5/2019                                                                             




Friday, February 15, 2019

Balloon Launch (Weather Permitting): Former Coral Cliffs Golf Course (755 Fairway Dr, Kanab, UT 84741) 7:30AM

Battle of the Bands: North Main Street 3:00PM-9:00PM

3pm - TBA
4pm - TBA
5pm - TBA
6pm - TBA
7pm - TBA
8pm - TBA

Street Fair and Vendors: Food, Crafts, Ect: 3:00PM-9:00PM



Saturday, February 16, 2019

Balloon Launch (Weather Permitting): Former Coral Cliffs Golf Course (755 Fairway Dr, Kanab, UT 84741) 7:30AM

Battle of the Bands: North Main Street 11:00AM-5:00PM

11am - TBA
12pm - TBA
1pm - TBA
2pm - TBA
3pm - TBA
4pm - TBA
5pm - TBA

Kanab Vendor Fair: North Main Street 11:00AM- 9:00PM

Red Rock Dancers: North Main Street 5:00PM-6:00PM

Top 3 Bands Perform: North Main Street 6:00PM- 9:00PM

6pm - 3rd place Winner
7pm - 2nd Place Winner 
8pm - 1st Place Winner

Balloon Glow (Weather Permitting): Center Street 7:00PM-8:00PM

Wishing Lantern Launch (Weather Permitting): North Main Street 8:00PM-9:00PM


To purchase Wishing Lanterns click here.



Sunday,February 17, 2019

Final Balloon Launch (Weather Permitting): 7:30AM



Balloon rides are not available for purchase. The pilots fly as showman. Rides are offered to the sponsors of the event, to media and to volunteer crew members (weather permitting). The best way to get a ride is to become a sponsor or volunteer as a crew member for a pilot. Click on the link below to fill out an application for sponsorship. If you are able to be a balloon crew member for all three flights on Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings, you can sign up at the Event/Volunteer Center. (435) 644-3696

Battle of the Bands will be on North Main Street. The event is free but if the audience would like to participate in voting, they will need to buy an event t-shirt to receive a ballot. The shirts are $20 each and they can be purchased at the Information Booth at the street fair on Main Street. Audience votes will count as 25% of the total and the three judges scores will count as 75% of the total. 

Purchase your Balloons and Tunes swag and pick it up at the information booth during the event! 


Battle of the Bands Application

Vendor Application

Sponsor Application 




Thanks to all of our sponsors for making this event possible! 

-Amerigas- Parry's Lodge- Holiday Inn- Adobe Realty- Classic Air Medical Services- Willow Canyon Woutdoor- Days Inn ( A & B Hotels)- Hampton Inn- Kaibab Storage- Ramsay's Towing- Coral Hills Family Dentistry- Best Friends Animal Society- Utah.com- 7/11- Best Western Red Hills- Glaziers Family Market- Stage Stop- Kane County Events and Volunteer Center- Kane County Office of Tourism- Honey's Marketplace- Kanab Custom Meets- Juniper Ridge- Thunderbird- The Barbanell Family- Comfort Inn- Dave Baird- Dukes/Samco- South Central Communications-