Up Up & Away at the Sonoma County Hot Air Balloon Classic

A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to attend the Sonoma County Hot Air Balloon Classic. This dreamy event takes place once a year, and it’s literally the most beautiful sight I have ever seen.

If you know me, you know that I love to sleep. However, I was willing to wake up at 3:30am (yes!) to get to the event in time. Once I arrived, I couldn’t believe my eyes. There’s something so peaceful about a hot air balloon – I don’t know if it’s the way they drift or the beautiful colors, but I was completely in awe.

And besides it being beautiful, this event is perfect for families too (aside from the early wake-up call, of course). The set-up boasts food booths, music, tons of magnificent balloons, and lots of activities throughout the day.

Last but definitely not least, the Hot Air Balloon Classic is a hot commodity, so if you’re interested in seeing it for yourself, be sure to plan ahead (there’s a ton of traffic and it sells out quickly!). I highly recommend this event – it’s something the whole family will enjoy!

Outfit Details: Dress ||  Denim Jacket || Hat and similar here  || Wedges old but similar and on sale here


Hi! I’m Erika and I live in Sonoma County with my high school sweetheart and two kids. Follow along to find home inspiration, delicious recipes, and the inside scoop on all things wine country.

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  1. 6.23.17
    Jennifer said:

    This looks like so much fun!!!

    xx Jennifer
    Effortlessly Sophisticated

    • 6.26.17

      It really was! I couldn’t believe i hadn’t gone before! xo