Did you know there’s a spectacular hot air balloon festival right here in Elko, NV? That’s right. Each summer, the sky is filled with vibrant colors and colorful characters as the annual Ruby Mountain Balloon Festival delights crowds with evening glow shows and daytime balloon flights.
As many as 40 balloon pilots and crews from all over the United States converge on Elko to enjoy wide open balloon flying at the foot of the beautiful, majestic Ruby Mountains in all its summer glory. Previously held in the fall, it’s now held the fourth weekend of July each year, making it the perfect time to visit Elko and the Ruby Mountains.