Balloons are ONLY visible at dusk and dawn!!
(weather permitting)

Schedule of Events 

EVENT MAP & PARKING
The Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival is approaching its 13th year of flying! We are so excited that you are interested in coming to this years event. The event will feature over 35 balloons from across the country! 
 
Dates: May 4 - Balloon Glow at Tanger Outlets from 6pm - 7pm
May 5 - Festival Grounds from 2pm - 10pm (open to public)
May 6 - Festival Grounds from 9am - 10pm (open to public)
May 7 - Enjoy the balloons from afar as they soar through the sky! (NOT open to public)
 
 
HOTELS & CAMPING
ABOUT THE BALLOONS
TICKETS
SPONSORS
ENTERTAINMENT
Parking
$1 Shuttle for adults, children 12 and under ride free- a shuttle service will be offered at Tanger Outlets Foley (2601 S McKenzie St, Foley, AL 36535) from 2:00pm - 10:00pm Friday and Saturday. Park behind the Nike Outlet!

VIP Parking - you may park in VIP for $20. This will put you only steps away from the festival grounds and allows you to leave your car on site! Check out the map here to see where it is located. Click here to pre-purchase your spot today (if you buy online, please be certain to bring your paper ticket with you). VIP parking good for both Friday & Saturday.

General Parking - general parking is $5 and can be pre-purchased by clicking here (if you buy online, please be certain to bring your paper ticket with you). Parking ticket good for 1 day only.

Handicap Parking - FREE! Check out the map by clicking here to see where handicap parking will be located. You MUST have a valid handicap parking sign.

Thursday, May 4

Balloon Glow at Tanger Outlets
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Friday, May 5

Festival Grounds Open to Public, art and crafts village and food vendors open
2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
3:00 pm, 5:00 pm, 7:00 pm
Interactive Hot Air Balloon Display (weather permitting)
5:00 pm - Dusk
Tethered Balloon Rides (weather permitting)
Dusk (around 7:00 pm)
Balloon Glow (weather permitting)
Dusk (around 7:00 pm)
Carnival Open
2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Saturday, May 6

Color Dash 5K finish line at Festival Grounds
7:00 am start
Live Entertainment for Color Dash Runners - Rhythm Intervention
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Festival Grounds Open to Public, art and crafts village and food vendors open
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 5:00 pm
Live Entertainment provided by Snook Youth Club
10 am, 3 pm, 5 pm, 7 pm
5:00 pm - Dusk
Interactive Hot Air Balloon Display (weather permitting)
Dusk (around 7:00 pm)
Tethered Balloon Rides (weather permitting)
Dusk (around 7:00 pm)
Balloon Glow/Mass Ascension (weather permitting)
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Carnival Open
12:30 pm, 4:30 pm
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm