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
knowledge back with us to Durango to spread joy, happiness and mainly
reconnect with our local community!
February 2018: We started Durango Balloon Company with our first balloon decor event- the Snowdown
Light Parade! Here we decorated our friends VW van in Downtown Durango, inflated 3FT LED Helium Balloons, handed out 300+ Red Balloons, and took 2nd Place for Snowdowns Best Balloon Float.
February 2019: We returned bigger and better with our SPIDERMAN themed float, and took 1st Place in the Best Balloon Category for the Snowdown Light Parade.
Post 2019 parade, we went on to celebrate our 1 year 'Ballooniversary,' with a large balloon drop, live music from the HILLSTOMPERS, and hosted a costume contest inside the Main Mall in Downtown Durango!
The Main Mall Balloon Drop has now become an Annual Snowdown Durango Event for our friends, family & local community to get together and celebrate! Shoutout to everyone who participates in this to help make this a wildly fun and successful event! Send us a email if you are interested in joining the Snowdown post parade balloon drop event!
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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