To mark the coming of Easter, Salt River Fields is holding its first Bunny Balloon Blast, an aerial celebration of the season.
Chris Bonnell, director of marketing at Salt River Fields, said there will be a variety of family activities.
“We’re going to have about 10 to 15 hot air balloons, plus free candy for kids,” Bonnell says.
“We’ll have a mobile petting zoo with bunnies, ducks, baby lambs and more. We’ll have drinks, music, bounce houses and rides for the kids to enjoy. We’ll also have tethered balloon rides that will give people a good view of the event at about 50 to 75 feet off the ground.”
Most importantly for kids, the Easter Bunny will arrive by helicopter to spend time with the kids and enjoy the celebration.
After the pandemic quarantine, Bonnell says it’s nice to get fresh air and enjoy the world again. The event will give everyone an opportunity to spend time with friends and family out in the open, and give their kids something to look forward to.
“It’s a first-time event, so we’re really excited to get this one off the ground,” Bonnell says.
“It’s kind of a sister event to our fall Spooktacular event. That event gets thousands of kids and parents out there. There’s not really a large-scale event on Easter yet, so this could be a great event for kids and parents to have some fun, get some candy, and enjoy a nice atmosphere. With all that’s been going out in the world, it’s good to have everyone get back out there.”
Bunny Balloon Blast
WHEN: 5:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 15, and Saturday, April 16
WHERE: Salt River Fields, 7555 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale
COST: $15 for adults; $10 for kids who are 3 to 12; free children 2 and younger