About Us

The Big Sky International Balloon Rendezvous is a reorganized non-profit organization developed to maintain the excitement of hot air ballooning in the Billings area. The goal of the Balloon Board is to maintain a free fun event for the Billings community. Through the generous support of sponsors (advertisers) this annual event will continue without interruption for years to come, just like it has for the past 21 years. With the continued support of the community, we look forward to bringing more pilots and balloons to the Billings event.

HOW CAN I BE PART OF THIS?

What would be ideal is for us to promote your business during the entire rally. We have set up a few options and they are listed below.  When looking at the cost think about your Advertising budget, not your donation budget.   For only $500.00 you can have your company name flying over Billings for three days!  How can you miss a hot air balloon?   If you choose a bigger package you could give the Balloon Ride away as part of a promotion for your Business (or enjoy it yourself).

Don’t miss out on an opportunity to advertise your business in a very unique and awe inspiring medium! Thousands of people watch the balloons launch, fly and land. Your logo can be a part of every aspect of the event.

  • People stop what they are doing to watch.
  • People often follow a flying balloon to see where it lands.
  • A hot air balloon draws in crowds to see what’s happening.
  • Imagine people taking pictures of your advertisement!
  • Think of the visibility for YOUR business!
  • Use it as a great team building opportunity for your employees!

We have a number of different sponsor packages to choose from:

$100 to $499 sponsor: name on our facebook page; and 2 tickets to the Pilot/Sponsor welcome party.

$500 sponsor:  3×3 basket banner with sponsor name to be flown during all flights (shared basket); name on our facebook page; and 2 tickets to the Pilot/Sponsor welcome party.

$750 sponsor: 3×3 basket banner with sponsor name to be flown during all flights (shared basket); name on our facebook page; 4 tickets to the Pilot/Sponsor welcome party; and one Hot Air Balloon Ride –  first day of event (one person).

$1000 sponsor: 3×3 basket banner with sponsor name to be flown during all flights; name and logo on our facebook page with a link to your site; 6 tickets to the Pilot/Sponsor welcome party; one Hot Air Balloon Ride – first day of event (one person); and space for sponsors own banner on the field at launch & glow if happens.

$2500 sponsor: 3×3 basket banner with sponsor name to be flown during all flights; name and logo on our facebook page with a link to your site; 6 tickets to the Pilot/Sponsor welcome party; two Hot Air Balloon Ride; and space for sponsors own banner on the field if available at launch & glow.

$5000 sponsor: Major sponsor and you present the event; 3×3 basket banner with sponsor name to be flown during all flights; name and logo on our facebook page with a link to your site; 10 tickets to the Pilot/Sponsor welcome party; two Hot Air Balloon Rides; and space for sponsors own banner on the field if available at launch & glow.

 “This experience really shines a light on how every task performed by each individual is crucial to our overall success.  Sponsoring annually provides us a dynamic and memorable way to demonstrate how important teamwork is, and how much fun we can have working together toward a common goal.”  Marcia Clausing, Industrial Measurement & Control

HOW DO WE GET MORE BALLONS?

It is just like a business transaction, the more people we get like YOU to advertise with us the more balloons we can get to the rally. Our pilots have expenses just like a business including insurance, fuel and room and board.  Many of the pilots still have lots of out of pocket expense to come to these types of events, even with your Advertising.