2023 Thurston Classic

June 15-18

The 33rd Anniversary of the Thurston Classic Hot Air Balloon Event will be held June 15-18, 2023

Directions to the Thurston Classic

Thurston Classic Directions

Note: The launch field is a short walk from the parking area and a pedestrian path will be provided as illustrated in the map above. Spectators are encouraged to use the pedestrian path. Spectators will not be permitted on the maintenance road adjacent to the path.

For those who choose, shuttle service will be provided at 2 locations:

  1. At the entry to Robinson Field, south of the general parking area
  2. At the VIP parking lot

There is no seating in the viewing area which includes a bank (too steep for lawn chairs) and a limited lawn area. Blankets are recommended. Lawn chairs may be used on the level portions of the viewing area.