The Great Reno Balloon Race

Experience the excitement of the Great Reno Balloon Race!

September 7 – 9, 2018

Experience the Great Reno Balloon Race, the world's largest free hot-air balloon event. Watch in awe as more than 100 hot-air balloons soar high into the Reno skies. Held every September, the event welcomes families and children to experience the race with its vibrant colors and inspiring music.

Event Highlights:

  • Glow Shows: Starting on Saturday and Sunday at 5 am, watch balloons light up against the dark sky.
  • Dawn Patrol: Starting at 5:30 am on Saturday and Sunday only, pilots fly their hot-air balloons in the dark with choreographed music.
  • Mass Ascension Launch: Beginning at 6:45 am on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, more than 100 hot air balloons will fill the Reno skies.
  • Balloon Boulevard: Enjoy food, warm drinks, as well as crafts and memorabilia

Plan your stay at Atlantis and enjoy close proximity to the Rancho San Rafael Park, where the Great Reno Balloon Air Race is held.

For reservations, please call 800.723.6500.
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A daily $2 tourism surcharge and a resort fee of $30 plus 13% room tax per night of stay apply. Resort fee includes: Access to our Cardio Theater and Fitness Center, unlimited local phone calls, unlimited toll-free phone calls, two bottles of spring water in room, use of indoor and outdoor pools and whirlpool spa, concierge and boarding pass printing services, valet and self-parking, golf and ski valet and a coupon sheet. Resort amenities and coupon sheet valued at over $100. The hotel also offers complimentary premium Wi-Fi access, in-room wired Internet, and roundtrip airport shuttle service. Must be 21 years of age to reserve a room. Management reserves all rights.