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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 while exploring our vendor fair on Main Street. Join us, February 16, 2019, on Center Street in downtown Kanab for a Balloon Glow, followed by a Lantern Festival on Main Street 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, 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.



New to Balloons and Tunes Roundup 2019!

Recieve up to date information as it comes out via text message!

Thanks to Kane County Emergency Services, via Everbridge Mass Notification, you can now recieve event only information directly from your cell phone. If  you would like to to be on a list to recieve information about Balloons & Tunes Roundup text the word HOTAIR to 888777. You should get an immediate response back verifying you signed up correctly. With this feature we can send notifications about daily activites, schedule changes, weather, and venue locations.

You can always stop the notifications by sending STOP to 888777. Try this right now! Text HOTAIR to 888777 and follow us on Facebook for even more event information daily.




Balloons and Tunes Roundup Scavenger Hunt 2019 

$1,000.00 Grand Prize and more smaller prizes will be awarded! Read below for more info!

Welcome to Balloons and Tunes first Balloons and Tunes scavenger hunt played by using your smart phone! This exciting new part of our event is hosted by Kane County Events and Volunteer Center. You have a chance to win $1,000 and lots of other prizes! Only $5.00 to sign up now to be a participant.

After Febuary 10th download the Scavify app on your phone, make an account and search for Kanab Balloons and Tunes 2019 (Once you sign up, you will receive the password to enter the hunt. If you have any problems with this step, please call Amanda at Kane County Events and Volunteer Center 435-644-3696 and she will walk you through it.

The hunt will begin at 5am on February 15th and cannot be accessed until then, it will run until February 17th at 12pm. The person with the highest score is the winner. There will be several different point levels and prizes given away during the hunt as well, which will be listed on our Facebook page, Balloons and Tunes Roundup.

This scavenger hunt will consist of taking video and pictures, answering some trivia questions about the Balloonists and scanning QR codes. There will be biographies about each Balloonist and each band posted to the Facebook page for you to read and be able to answer the questions. There are items to be found during every activity so plan on checking everything out and spending some time enjoying this fun filled event.

• Don’t cheat!! It’s a game, so play fair and have fun.
• All pictures and video must have been taken during the hunt and must be taken by you. (No copying from the internet or anywhere else)
• If you find the QR codes, do not remove them. Scan it and move on.
• Don’t disrupt any activities while playing this game. Be respectful to Balloonists, crews, bands, crowds, vendors, all equipment, everyone and everything else.
• If you cannot follow the rules, you will be disqualified.
Please contact our Facebook page with any problems and have a great time!!


- - Event Schedule - -


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 - Late Night Brass
4pm - Outside of Society
5pm - The Dirt Nappers
6pm - Scarlet Rain
7pm - My Dad the Astronaut
8pm - Burden of Proof

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 - Sick for Sadie
12pm - SUU Red Rockers
1pm - Say Hey
2pm - Bone
3pm - Carver Louis
4pm - Lost in Bourbon
5pm - 5:30pm - Entertainment while Judges Vote for Winners

5:30pm - Judges declare winners of Battle of the Bands 2019


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


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



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


Balloons & Tunes Jacket 2019       Balloons & Tunes Pin 2019


Balloons & Tunes T-Shirt             Balloons & Tunes Coin


Biodegradable Lanterns


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. 


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                                Rocking V Cafe

         The Food : The Voo Doo Rooster ( Image 1 of 18 )  


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                                                                             






Battle of the Bands Application

Vendor Application

Sponsor Application 

Balloons and Tunes Savenger Hunt Sign Up




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

-Amerigas- Holiday Inn- Adobe Realty- Willow Canyon Outdoor- Days Inn ( A & B Hotels)- Hampton Inn- Rocking V- 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-