2nd annual ‘SkyFest’ to bring balloons, activities to Sand Hollow Resort

HURRICANE — Sand Hollow Resort will host its second annual “SkyFest” Feb. 8-10. The weekend event will feature hot air balloons from throughout the region, a glow party, drone races and a variety of other activities.

There is no admission fee or cover charge, and members of the public of all ages are encouraged to attend.

“We are excited to host our second annual SkyFest and expect it to be bigger and better than last year,” resort general manager Adam Jasperson said in a news release.

The weekend will kick off Feb. 8 at 7 p.m. with a glow party on the golf course driving range. The balloons will remain on the ground and light up at dusk for a spectacular view. Food and beverages will be available for purchase from visiting food trucks, or guests can make reservations at The Grille for a sit-down meal.

For guests who don’t want to drive home at the end of the evening, Sand Hollow Resort is offering special deals on accommodations. Use code “Sky2019” when booking and then be there the next morning for more activities.

Balloons launch at the inaugural SkyFest at Sand Hollow Resort at Hurricane, Utah in 2018 | Photo courtesy of Sand Hollow Resort, St. George News

On Feb. 9, the balloons will launch at 7:30 a.m., followed by a pancake breakfast benefiting Hurricane High School’s graduation night. Guests will be able to enjoy a wide variety of air-related events and activities throughout the morning, including drone races, remote-control aircraft demonstrations and helicopters on display.

Feb. 9 will feature another sunrise balloon launch at 7:30 a.m., followed by breakfast available at The Grille.

“We look forward to  welcoming balloon enthusiasts from across the country,” said Robert Roche, co-owner of Sand Hollow Resort. “Sand Hollow is one of Utah’s most scenic properties and provides a spectacular backdrop for this event.”

Event details

  • What: 2nd annual “SkyFest” at Sand Hollow Resort.
  • When: Friday through Sunday, Feb. 8-10.
  • Cost: No entrance fee. Food, beverages and other items will be available for purchase at the venue. Guests at the resort may reserve a room (or accommodations) for as low as $69.99 per night (use code Sky2019 when booking).
  • Additional information: Call 435-656-4653 or visit the Sand Hollow Resort website.

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