Aloha! I’m Bear, owner/operator of Durango Balloon, 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 in and taught me the Art and Business of Professional Balloon Decor and Special Events
(with their combined 60+ years of experience in the industry.)
After graduating from Fort Lewis College (Marketing '11), I met my wife Emma
(a 4th generation Durangoan) and together we decided to bring our Hawaii Balloon Co. knowledge back with us to Durango to spread joy, happiness and reconnect with our
February 2018: We inflated Durango Balloon Company with our first balloon decor event -
the Snowdown Light Parade! Here we decorated 3FT LED Helium Balloons on a friends 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 1 year 'Ballooniversary,' with a large 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! Shoutout to the Hillstompers for providing the lively entertainment!
Main Mall Balloon Drop 2019
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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