Imagine the Possibilities™

The Cosmic Crisp® apple hot air balloon takes to the skies nationwide each year. Festive, fun and family friendly — these events inspire us to Imagine the Possibilities™. It’s incredible to see during the day, and purely wondrous when lit up at night! The hot air balloon crew is led by world champion pilots Steve & Cindy Wilkinson who have flown the Cosmic Crisp® balloon across the United States and the globe.

See it in action!

Stay tuned to our social media for announcements on various festivals that the balloon is attending. And if you attend one of these events, please come say hello to the pilots, snap a pic and tag us. Be sure to ask for a special trading card too!

Hover over the card to see the back!

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Cosmic Crisp® Balloon

Fun Facts About The Cosmic Crisp® Balloon

  • Special custom shape and color to look like your favorite apple
  • 85 feet tall (that’s over 8 stories high!)
  • The volume of the hot air balloon is roughly 90,000 individual Cosmic Crisp® apples
  • The balloon weighs in at 440 lbs
  • 14 km of thread and 1,300 yards of fabric were used
  • 232 individually hand-created starry lenticels were sewn onto the hot air balloon which can be seen from far and wide.
Red River Balloon Rally

June 24-25, 2022
Shreveport, Louisiana

Field Of Flight

July 1-4, 2022
Battle Creek, Michigan

Taste and Glow Balloon Fest
Taste N’ Glow Balloon Fest

July 8-10, 2022
Wausau, Wisconsin

Balloons Over Bend

July 22-24, 2022
Bend, Oregon

National Balloon Classic

July 29 – August 6, 2022
Indianola, Iowa

Flag City Balloon Fest
Flag City Balloon Festival

August 12-14, 2022
Findlay, Ohio

Spirit Of Boise Balloon Classic

Aug. 31st – Sept. 4, 2022
Boise, Idaho

The Great Reno Balloon Race

September 9-11, 2022
Reno, Nevada

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta – 50th Year!

October 1-9, 2022
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Walla Walla Stampede

October 19-23, 2022
Walla Walla, Washington

Cathedral City Hot Air Balloon Festival & Food Truck Fiesta

November 19-21, 2022
Palm Springs, California

Box Canyon Balloons & Bluegrass Festival

February 4-6, 2022
Florence, Arizona

Up, Up, And Away Florida

May 6, 7 ,8* 2022
Lakeland, Florida

18th Annual Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival

May 6, 7 ,8* 2022
Foley, Alabama

Great Texas Balloon Race

June 17-19, 2022
Longview, Texas

Cosmic Crisp Apple pouch

Buy Cosmic Crisp® Apples

Find Cosmic Crisp® apples online or at a store near you.

Shop Cosmic Crisp® Merch

Visit the shop to browse apparel, headware, ciders and more!