Winthrop Balloon Festival

Fri-Sun, Mar 7-9, 2014

The skies of Winhot air balloonthrop and the Methow Valley will brighten with the brilliant colors of over a dozen hot air balloons in the Winthrop Balloon Roundup. This three-day Balloon Festival, now in it’s 17th year, is a photographer’s dream. It’s an incredible visual display as the balloons fly over the old western town of Winthrop and with the snow-capped mountains of the North Cascades as a backdrop.While many balloon festivals are held in the summertime, the Winthrop Balloon Festival allows visitors to experience the Methow Valley’s world-class winter recreational pursuits of Nordic skiing, alpine skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating, backcountry skiing, snowmobiling and sledding.  Winthrop has activities for the whole family as well as large variety of food and lodging options.