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January 12, 2019

There is no other day of the year that packs so many people into downtown Glendale than the Glendale Glitter & Glow festival. With glowing hot air balloons, 1.6 million LED lights, bands cranking out great music, food, rides and more – it’s easy to see why more than 80,000 people flock to this award-winning event! Mark your calendar now to attend Glendale Glitter & Glow on Saturday, Jan. 12, 4-10 p.m.

Take in the stunning 1.6 million LED lights, along with more than 20 hot air balloons glowing
throughout 16 blocks of Historic Downtown Glendale. A highlight for visitors will be specially-shaped balloons, as well as mass glows, in which the balloon pilots will fire the balloons all at once to create an illuminating spectacle. The dazzling scene of vibrant glowing colors and twinkling lights, combined with musical performances and delicious food and beverages, will be a feast for the senses!

Glendale Glitter & Glow is produced by Glendale’s Special Events Division, and sponsored by SRP, KTVK TV 3 and KPHO TV 5, Cerreta Candy Company, Arizona Republic,Hensley Beverage Company, the Glendale Ambassadors, Swire Coca Cola and Diamond Resorts.  Free Shuttle sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona.

Admission is free and free shuttles are available from Glendale Community College, at 59th and Olive avenues. Shuttles pick up from the northeast parking lots of the college, accessing from 59th Avenue and Vogel, and the last shuttle will leave downtown Glendale at 10:15.

In addition, there is street parking in and around the downtown, but will fill up quickly; event attendees also have the option of paying for preferred parking in the two downtown garages, both of which are accessible from 59th Avenue and Glenn Drive.

Please note: the intersection of 59th and Olive avenues is under construction and lanes are restricted. Please plan ahead and allow extra time for traffic delays, and consider accessing the parking lots from the north.

Click here for the 2019 Glendale Glitter & Glow map(subject to change)

Click here for the 2019 Glendale Glitter & Glow Street Closures map (subject to change)

Click here for the Downtown Festivals FAQ



January 12, 2019
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm