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5401 W. 20th Street, Greeley, CO 80634

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Come to Aims bright and early for a magical sunrise event.  Everyone is invited to enjoy watching as professional pilots from Colorado Balloon Club set up, inflate and launch during this fifth annual Great Aardvark Embark. 

Breakfast burritos and coffee are available for purchase onsite at Arty's Grub to Go food truck as all proceeds benefit Arty's Pantry, an on-campus food bank.  Arty’s Pantry ensures that all Aims students have access to food and the basic supplies they need to succeed.

Parking will open to the public at 6 a.m. The event field opens to the public at 6:30 a.m. The estimated time for launch is between 7 and 7:30 a.m.

The event is held in the field north of Cornerstone Building. Please follow parking signs and park legally. Parts of Winograd Lane (inside of the Aims Campus) will be closed for pedestrian safety.

Click here for a map of the Greeley Campus that shows road closures and additional information related to the balloon launch. 

Aims Community College values the safety of all onsite and will follow state and local safety guidelines. Please keep the following in mind:

  • This event is weather dependent. Weather conditions may alter launch times and event status. Event day conditions and updates will be posted here on the event page.
  • Smoking is not permitted at the event. 
  • Participants are not allowed to fly drones at the event. 
  • Please leave your pets at home; only service animals are permitted.
  • To request accommodations for this event, call 970-339-6388 or email