RE/MAX Nevada Day Balloon Launch
Saturday, October 29, 2016
8:00am — Weather permitting


The RE/MAX Nevada Day Balloon Launch (which is operated under the assistance of the Great Reno Balloon Race) takes place at 8:00am (weather permitting) on the morning of the Nevada Day parade, Saturday, October 29, 2016. Watch the majesty of balloons launching right on Carson Street, near the Carson Mall.

A few sponsorship packages are still available!
This very popular event sells out almost every year, SO RESERVE YOUR BALLOON AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!!

For a $400 sponsorship fee (to cover basic balloon operating and crew costs), businesses or private individuals can sponsor a hot air balloon and receive:

  • A 45-60 minute ride for 2 adults before the parade
  • Spot to hang (1) 4 X 3 foot banner off the basket (sponsor to provide their own banner)
  • Participate in the crew set up activities at 7:00am
  • Transportation from the landing site back to the parade route
  • Tailgate Party with meal after the ride

For balloon launch information, email Stephen Lincoln or call him at (775) 841-1000.

A note from Kathryn Griggs, the RE/MAX Pilot:
The Nevada Day celebration has had balloons flying in the morning over the parade route for well over 12 years. We launch around 8:00am, some of the balloons take off right on Hwy 395, near Stewart St. and some take off from a nearby field. The balloons fly for about an hour, and are usually down before the parade even starts. Balloons need to fly shortly after the sun comes up, that is when the winds are the calmest for the day. Two hours after sunrise the winds can pick up and it is not safe to fly balloons when it is windy.

About the RE/MAX Balloon: The Fleet is one of the largest in the world, with over 100 balloons located on six continents. The distinctive red, white and blue balloon, which represents the international real estate network, has become one of the most recognized corporate images in the world.

About RE/MAX Realty Affiliates:
RE/MAX Realty Affiliates opened its doors in Gardnerville in 1991, and has since expanded to Carson City in 2004 and Reno in 2006. 104 agents stand ready to serve all your Residential Real Estate, Commercial, Business, Business Opportunity, and Property Management needs.

About RE/MAX International, Inc: RE/MAX was founded in 1973 by Dave and Gail Liniger. From a single office in Denver, Colorado, it has grown to be a global network of nearly 7,000 offices and 110,000 Sales Associates in more than 65 countries. No one in the world sells more real estate than RE/MAX. Today, all home listings in thousands of cities and towns can be found at

RE/MAX is proud of its Premier Community Citizenship initiative, which has helped raise millions of dollars and support for charitable organizations such as Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Survivor Recognition Program, The Sentinels of Freedom Foundation, and Children's Miracle Network.

Thank You to Our 2015 Balloon Sponsors!

  • Barefoot Bubbly
  • Barbara Guerin
  • Comstock Propane
  • Capital Beverage, Steve Hotho
  • Carson City Visitors Bureau, Joel Dunn
  • Cheryl Knight
  • Guild Mortgage, Debbie Humphry
  • Les Schwab Tires
  • Manpower, Mike Harrigan
  • Mary Kay Cosmetics, Carol Swanson
  • RE/MAX
  • Rupert's Auto Body
  • Talent Athletics, Robert Heaton
  • Tech Plumbing, Schad Brown

To register for a balloon sponsorship,
complete the Balloon Launch Application and mail to:
Nevada Day, Inc. | P.O. Box 999 | Carson City, NV 89702
Or, you may email your completed form to:

All passengers in your balloon must also complete a
Balloon Passenger Waiver

Use the button below if you wish to purchase your sponsorship online using a credit card.

Nevada Day 2016 Sponsorships*

*NOTE: Sponsorships paid online are charged a $5 convenience fee, which shows up on your invoice as a "shipping & handling" charge. If you wish to avoid this fee, you can pay for your sponsorship via check, either in person at the Nevada Day Store & Trading Post, located at 108 W. Telegraph St. in downtown Carson City.
Or mail to:
Nevada Day, Inc.
P.O. Box 999
Carson City, NV 89702-0999

For more information contact
Stephen Lincoln at (775) 841-1000.