Raton International Balloon Rally

4th of July Weekend

Each year, Raton plays host to 15+ pilots and their balloons. Our balloon rally gives attendees an up close and personal experience due to small crowds and friendly pilots. This event is one your whole family is sure to enjoy!

The rally begins each morning at 6:00 a.m. at the old La Mesa Airfield on York Canyon Rd, Highway 555, a half-mile west of Raton’s southernmost off ramp from I-25, Exit 450.

Daily events include:
6:00am to 9:00am Kiwanis Club Pancake Breakfast
6:00am to 10:00am Music and Live Radio Remote Broadcast
6:30am Pilots Briefing and Balloon Ascension