The Reno Hot Air Balloon Glow Show is early in the morning but soooooo worth it!
The Glow Show is truly awe inspiring. There is so much to see and do at the Reno Hot Air Balloon Glow Show! Don’t worry if you haven’t had breakfast there are amazing breakfast, coffee and donut stands set up with everything you need.
Don’t worry if you show up in sweat pants and your hair on top of your head…you will not be the only one. In fact they have a pajama contest so you fit right in!
I do recommend dressing warmly and in layers for the glow show. It was a bit chilly early in the morning but as the sun went up having layers is a great idea.
The Glow Show started around 5:15am with set up before that. We arrived around 4:30am and headed to the field. You want to make sure you give yourself ample time to find parking and head for the field. The weekend glow show was a lot busier than Friday mornings event.
The Reno Hot Air Balloon Dawn Patrol showcases some of the best balloon pilots at the event. You have to be approved to participate in the Dawn Patrol event. These pilots are amazing at what they do and are able to fly the balloons in the early morning cold air.
I loved seeing my pilot Jim who I flew with on day 1 of the Reno Hot Air Balloon Race participating in the Dawn Patrol.
We attended the Reno Hot Air Balloon Event during a hosted press trip. All opinions expressed are our own.