ClovisFest & Hot Air Balloon Fun Fly

Don’t Miss the Fun at ClovisFest!

ClovisFest & Hot Air Balloon Fun Fly

2021 46th Annual

Saturday, September 25th 8am-5pm & Sunday, September 26th 8am-5pm

45th Annual ClovisFest & Hot Air Balloon Fun Fly Canceled.

September means falling autumn leaves, changing weather and ClovisFest and Noble Credit Union Hot Air Balloon Fun Fly, a Clovis Chamber Event. Join thousands of Clovis and Fresno locals in visiting Old Town Clovis for free, family fun at the upcoming 46th Annual ClovisFest! This year’s event has been given a big facelift with the addition of long-awaited new attractions like the Fresno/Clovis Convention & Visitors Bureau‘s ClovisFest International Village – where you and your family will experience cultural adventures and wonderful live performances. We’ve worked hard to enhance this year’s event including a wide range of hot air balloons, unique craft vendors, festival foods, and our cultural adventure, the Fresno/Clovis Convention & Visitor’s Bureau International Village on Bullard. Get to the Clovis Rodeo grounds before sunrise and feast your eyes on the majestic hot air balloons readying for takeoff! You’ll want to arrive very early on Saturday and Sunday to ensure a good vantage point to watch these beauties launch. Most often, our balloon pilots begin inflating around 6:15 am and plan for liftoff around 7:00 am, weather permitting. Visitors will be able to enjoy delicious breakfast items while they wait for the festivities to begin. Unfortunately, balloon rides are not available to the public.

All About ClovisFest 2021

ClovisFest spans over twelve city blocks, including side streets where you’ll discover over 200 craft and commercial vendor booths, in addition to our International Village. After the early morning hot air balloon launch, walk across to Pollasky Avenue where family fun begins! Visit our newest attraction, the Fresno/Clovis Convention & Visitors Bureau ClovisFest International Village, featuring live multicultural performances, storytelling and various booths selling international food and wares. Don’t miss the Grand Opening Ceremony at 9 am sharp, on Saturday. Live performances will take place on stage at Bullard & Woodworth – all day from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn more about diverse cultures – close to home in the Central Valley. Local schools are also encouraged to participate and can download our free Passport to Culture and International Village flyer.

Interested in being a performer in the International Village or having a cultural booth with the potential to perform? Download our applications & submit to Priscilla Montell at the Clovis Chamber of Commerce with the deposit. Booth & Performer Participant Application Performer Only Participant Application You will also want to download the Clovis Chamber of Commerce mobile app so that you can view our mobile ClovisFest Directory! The mobile app will also provide a wonderful overview of ClovisFest vendors, attractions, and entertainment schedules to make your experience even better. You’ll even receive a text notification before each performance in our Beer Garden! Follow the official ClovisFest Facebook page for updates and details on everything leading up to this event! If great food is on your agenda, stop at the many vendors along Pollasky for kettle corn, shaved ice, cotton candy, delicious smoothies, and more. Then go to the Bullard Food Court where you’ll find a diverse selection of old favorites as well as some new, more exotic menus to try out. Enjoy a cool Pepsi product or hot coffee with a wide range of savory and sweet treats to suit any taste throughout the entire ClovisFest event. Searching for great music, refreshing beverages and good times hanging out with friends? Visit the Michelob ULTRA Beer Garden to enjoy a cool brew while listening to an impressive schedule of the local area bands and maybe kick your heels up a bit.


Chamber Contact:

Email: [email protected] Phone: (559) 299-7363

Read our September 10, 2020 Press Release:
ClovisFest & Hot Air Balloon Fun Fly Canceled

Past Articles & News:
Read the Guide to the 45th Annual ClovisFest
Read About the International Village & Performers

Read about last year’s ClovisFest!

Official Hashtag:



According to the city of Clovis ordinance, pets are NOT allowed at Old Town events. This includes those carried or pushed in a cart. Please respect your fellow visitors and leave Fido at home. There are many children in strollers who are at your pet’s eye and mouth level. Thank you.


Balloon inflation starts on both days at 6:15 am. Lift off at 7 am, weather permitting, no public rides available. Festival Hours: Saturday and Sunday, 8 – 5 pm Due to pilot liability, no public rides will be given.


Balloon lift off is from the Clovis Rodeo Grounds on the east side of Clovis Avenue between Fifth Street and Bullard.

GPS setting:
748 Rodeo Dr, Clovis
Coming from Highway 99 going north:
Take the Clovis Avenue exit (south of Fresno) to the right and travel about 12 miles to Old Town Clovis. When you pass Shaw Avenue, you’re almost there
Coming from Highway 99 going south:
Take the 180 exit (just past Belmont Ave), continue to Hwy 168 exit to Clovis. Take the Bullard Exit, travel east and follow the signs
GPS setting:
325 Pollasky Ave, Clovis (location of the Chamber of Commerce within the festival)


Parking is free in surrounding lots and streets. The largest lot is located at the Clovis Rodeo Grounds, on the east side of Clovis Ave between Bullard and 5th Streets GPS setting: 748 Rodeo Dr, Clovis. The Explorers Police Cadets will escort you across Clovis Ave to the festival. Handicapped parking is located at Fifth and Clovis on both the north and south sides of Fifth street and in the American Legion parking lot at 4th street and Woodworth.


Download the Clovis Chamber Mobile App & Carry Our ClovisFest Directory Conveniently in Your Pocket!

Download the App right here.


Our Event Sponsors

Hotel Accommodations

Company Name Contact Address Phone Website
America's Best Value Inn & Suites Clovis Peter Patel 1616 Clovis Ave. 559-298-0775
Clovis Hilton Garden Inn Johnnie Harris 520 W. Shaw Ave. 559-299-2203
Comfort Suites - Clovis Shelly Hogenson 143 Clovis Ave. 559-299-9992
Fairfield Inn & Suites Susan Mullanax 50 N Clovis Ave. 559-323-8080
Hampton Inn & Suites Clovis Carrieanne Gustafson 855 Gettysburg Avenue 559-348-0000
Homewood Inn & Suites by Hilton, Clovis Janet Taylor 835 Gettysburg Ave. 559-312-1028
Piccadilly Inn Express Diane Colebrook 5113 E McKinley Ave 559-375-7720
Piccadilly Inn Shaw Paula Flores 2305 W. Shaw Ave. 559-348-5520
Fairfield Inn Fresno Yosemite International Ginka Petrova 1535 N. Peach Ave. 559-825-5200