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Enumclaw Hot Air Balloon Glow

september 2021

11sep7:00 PM9:00 PMEnumclaw Hot Air Balloon GlowHot Air Balloon Glow at the Enumclaw Expo Center on September 11th

Event Details

Eumclaw Balloon GlowA special balloon glow will take place at the Enumclaw Expo Center on the evening of September 11th.  As the sun begins to set the Enumclaw Expo Center will be lit up when hot air balloons from Seattle Balloon begin to fill up with air. Dazzling colors and flames fill the night sky to create a magical feast for the senses.

End your summer season on a high note and enjoy the glow.

In addition to the hot air balloons, live music and the aroma of delicious food produced by some of the region’s favorite food trucks will contribute to a fun festival-style atmosphere. The last time this event came to the Expo Center it was a huge hit. Be sure to reserve your tickets when they go on sale. More info coming soon.

For lodging near the event consider the:

  1. Rodeway Inn (1-minute walk from event site)
  2. Guest House Inn (1.5 miles from the event)
  3. Mason Jar Farm (3.5 miles from the event)

Q: What is a hot air balloon glow? 

A: It’s an event typically held at night with one or more hot air balloons. Hot air balloons are held in place, tethered to the ground. The ground crew will operate a propane gas tank at the base of each balloon just above the rider basket. These propane burners will be ignited periodically to keep the balloons glowing inflated with hot air. The glow provides a spectacle for audiences of all ages to enjoy.

Q: How do you best photograph a hot air balloon night glow? 

A: Make sure your camera or phone has plenty of battery power. There are no charging stations near the event space. You’ll be photographing in low light so remember to use a slower shutter speed (or the low light setting on your phone). The balloons will be tethered to the ground and will move gently with the wind. You may try an ISO of 400 or 800 to get crisp images of the balloons. For the most dramatic images try to time your shots for when the balloon’s burners are on. 

Q: Are there any other hot air balloon glow events in the Mount Rainier area? 

A: There are no additional glow events are scheduled at this time in the Mount Rainier area.


(Saturday) 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM


Enumclaw Expo Center

45224 284th Ave SE, Enumclaw, WA 98022


Enumclaw Expo Center 45224 284th Ave SE, Enumclaw, WA 98022