Write On Rubee

An Arizona-based food, beverage and travel writer since 2008,  I launched this website in 2015 to document my culinary adventures, beverage escapades, gardening endeavors, and travel in the Phoenix area and beyond.  Also find a comprehensive calendar of Phoenix-area food and drink-related events on my Events page.

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Cave Creek Hot Air Balloon Festival

Cave Creek's Balloon Festival invites you to enjoy great live bands, hot air balloons, and a fireworks show on Memorial Day weekend.

The balloons start to inflate and glow around 7:30 p.m. Adults and children alike will love the live music on the Sanderson Ford’s main stage. Adults can enjoy great beverages, cocktails and wine, as well as craft beer flowing from the taps of Four Peaks Brewery andlocal food trucks and vendors including Grilled Addiction, Wandering Donkey, Fry Bread Inc., Doughlicious Pizza, Cheese Love and Happiness, The Buffalo Chip, Firehouse Kettle Corn and Cotton Candy, Firehouse Shaved Ice, Affogato Coffee, and Frosted Frenzy Cupcakes.
Discounted pre-paid tickets: Adults $12; children 12 and under $7; children 2 and under free. Online ticket prices increase the day of the event.
VIP tickets: Adults $75; children 12 and under $35. Price includes entrance fee, tax, gratuity, gourmet buffet from Tonto Bar and Grill (from 5:30-8:00 p.m.), a private cash bar and private restrooms. VIP tickets must be purchased in advance by the end of day May 25, and are not available at the gate. VIP tickets are limited and do sell out, so buy them early to secure your spot.

Day of event tickets: Adults $15, children 12 and under $10; children 2 and under free. Day of event tickets available online as well as at the ticket office.

Veteran and active military receive general admission tickets for half price. Must show identification at the ticket office on the day of the event.
For more details and to purchase tickets, visit CaveCreekFestivals.com