Hot Air Balloon

Tether Events

Make your next event that much more special with a hot air balloon tether. No matter what you are celebrating, a hot air balloon tether from Traverse City Balloon Tours will make it a day you will never forget.

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Tethered Hot Air Balloon Rides

Looking to take your party, corporate gathering or other special event to new heights? Tethered hot air balloon rides are a fun and unique experience for guests, and are a breathtakingly beautiful backdrop to events. These gentle giants stand as high as a 10 story building, and can be seen for miles. When up, guests get a taste of the ballooning experience with a 5 minute flight, and soar up to 50 feet in the air, taking in the event and surrounding landscape from up above. Our baskets can hold from two up to 10 guests at a time, based on your needs.

Ready to book a tethered hot air balloon for your event? Please view our requirements listed below:

  • Spacing: Though they look small up in the air, hot air balloons are quite large up close!  Our minimum spacing requirements for tethered hot air balloon rides are 250 ft x 250 ft square clear of all obstructions (trees, light poles, etc.).

  • Weather: Tethered hot air balloon rides are weather dependent and require calm, stable weather conditions.  In order to facilitate tethered hot air balloon rides, we need wind conditions under 8mph, temperatures under 90 degrees, and the absence of any storm or unstable conditions (high winds, rain, thunder, lightening, etc.).  The time of day with the most ideal conditions is typically in the early morning hours, or late afternoon/evening.

  • Pricing: Tethered hot air balloon rides in a 30 mile radius of Traverse City start at $1499.00 per hour, with a two hour minimum.  We can also travel further for your event. Please call for more details.

Interested in adding tethered hot air balloon rides to your next event? Please fill out the contact form below or give us a call today at (231) 818-8331. Learn about branding your tethered hot air balloon with your company name on our advertising page.


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