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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 sixth annual Great Aardvark Embark. No registration is necessary to attend the event.

Breakfast burritos and coffee will be available for purchase onsite. 

Parking will open to the public at 6 a.m. No overnight parking is allowed. 

The number of balloons available varies each year, and typically 6-8 hot air balloons launch from the Aims campus at the Great Aardvark Embark. Balloons will launch between 7-7:30 a.m. Hot air balloon rides will not be offered, sold or given away.

For additional event questions reach out to or 970-339-6310.

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.
  • Please follow parking signs and park legally. Parts of Winograd Lane (inside the Aims Campus) will be closed for pedestrian safety.
  • 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.
  • Attendees are open to sit where they would like in the fields. Please be aware that you might need to move when the balloons start moving.
  • To request accommodations for this event, call 970-339-6388 or email