Aloha, I’m Bear, born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii.
In 2014 (while living in Honolulu), I applied for a unique Balloon Shop Manager
position, just down the street from where I grew up. Owners of Hawaii Balloon Company (Hawaii's largest balloon decor and helium supplier), graciously brought me on and taught me the Art and Business of Professional Balloon Decor and Special Events- with their combined 60+ years of experience in the industry.
While attending Fort Lewis College (Marketing '11), I met my wife Emma (a Durango native) and together we decided to bring our Hawaii Balloon knowledge back with us to Durango, Colorado to spread joy, happiness and reconnect with our local community!
Durango Balloon specializes in classic Balloon Decor + Party Rentals, with a focus on Birthdays, Weddings, and Special Events! We offer a huge variety of Arches, Bouquets, Columns, Towers, Sculptures, Commercial Light, Helium, Carnival and Yard Games, Popcorn Machine & PA Speaker rentals!
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Thanks and ALOHA!
In February 2018, we started Durango Balloon Company with our first balloon decor event -
the Snowdown Light Parade! Here we decorated and floated 3FT LED Helium Balloons from a Volkswagen Van, handed out 300+ Red Balloons,
and took 2nd Place for Best Balloon Float.
February 2019 (our 1 year Ballooniversary),
we returned bigger and better with our SPIDERMAN themed float, and took 1st Place in Best Balloon Category for the Snowdown Light Parade.
We then went on to celebrate our 1st year of business with a 500+ balloon drop, live music, and costume contest inside the Main Mall in Downtown Durango! The Main Mall Balloon Drop has now become an Official Annual Snowdown Durango event for our friends, family & local community
to get together and celebrate!