Red Rock Lake Balloon Fest

Dates have been set for the 2014 Red Rock Lake Balloon Fest!

July 11-13, 2014

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2013 Events

Balloon Rides – 2013!

This year pilot Tim Cloyd is offering balloon rides for sale at $200/ person. Contact Tim at or call 515-205-4855 for more information.

Tethered Rides – Saturday, July 13

Tethered Rides begin at approximately 8:00 PM at North Overlook Beach.

Complimentary Tethered Ride sponsored by:


Viewing Areas

Best viewing area for balloon launches is at North Overlook Beach on all three days of the event, July 12-14, 2013. Other activities on North Overlook Beach on Saturday, July 13, include a pancake breakfast, a 5K and 10 K FUNdraiser Run, “Let’s go Paddling”, sand sculpting, the Jefferson County Green Band performance, the “Let’s Go Fly a Kite” activity and Tethered Balloon Rides.

View some exotic animals featured by the Pella Wildlife Company at the Red Rock Visitor Center on Saturday, July 13.

Come out and enjoy this great family event – one of the highlights of the summer in the Red Rock area!

Area Map

Sand Sculpture Contest Info – 2013

Sand Sculpture Contest Sponsored by Red Rock Arts Alliance

Located at North Overlook Beach

July 13, 9am- Noon

Categories are:

  • -Families/groups of 3 or more age 15 and up
  • -Individuals: age 15 and up
  • -Kids 9-14
  • -Kids 8 and under


Register at 9am North Overlook beach Bring your own buckets, shovels etc.. No power tools. No colorants or spray adhesives. No additional props or decorations brought in, may use items found on beach, sticks, shells – be respectful of beach please!

Any theme can be used for sculptures, just keep it family friendly.

Judging at noon, prizes for each group!

We will accept race day registrants.  The cost is still $20, but a T-Shirt is not included.