July 27 2015

Park City, Utah (July, 2015) – Event organizers announced today the return of the Autumn Aloft Hot Air Balloon Festival scheduled to take flight in Park City September 19-20, 2015.

“Last year’s event proved there is an appetite for a balloon event in Park City with larger than expected crowds,” explains event organizer Monty Coates. “We are bringing more balloons to the 2015 event and improving the Saturday evening event to provide a more visually appealing experience for spectators.” 

“Last year’s Autumn Aloft energized the balloon pilot community,” says Mike Bauwens, Autumn Aloft Balloonmeister. “We’ve continued to see interest from pilots around the world express interest in attending the event.”  

More than 30 years ago, Park City resident Gene Moser and a group of local hot air balloon pilots set out to create the classiest hot air balloon festival in the world. Their idea was to create a balloon festival that reflected the free-spirited, anything-goes exuberance of Park City; Autumn Aloft was the brainchild of these passionate balloonists.

 Autumn Aloft is scheduled for September 19 & 20, 2015 in Park City, Utah. The event will take place at locations throughout Park City. 24 balloonists will be invited to the event. 

 The schedule of events includes:

Friday, September 18

  • Media Day – Members of the media are invited for a special launch / flight. Interested media members please contact Meisha Lawson at to coordinate attendance. General public admittance is prohibited for Friday’s media event.

Saturday, September 19

  • Approximately 7:00 a.m. -- Main Launch at the North 40 Fields.
  • 8:00 p.m. -- Historic Park City Candlestick Event on Historic Main Street.

Sunday, September 20

  • Approximately 7:00 a.m. -- Main Launch at the North 40 Fields.

More details on Autumn Aloft can be found at

Autumn Aloft volunteer and sponsorship opportunities are available. More information on how to be involved in the Autumn Aloft hot air balloon festival is available at

High resolution images, interviews and media rides can be scheduled by contacting Meisha Lawson, or 435-659-9283.###


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About Autumn Aloft
Autumn Aloft is a hot air balloon festival held in Park City, Utah. A group of Park City locals, led by Monty Coates, have been working to resurrect the former balloon event for several months. The event will feature 24 hot air balloonists and will include Saturday and Sunday morning launch events and a candlestick event on Saturday evening.


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