Schedule

Balloon flights and displays are weather dependent, taking place only at dusk and dawn when conditions permit.

The Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival is approaching its 14th year of flying! We are excited you are interested in coming to this year’s event that will feature more than 30 balloons from across the country!

Come enjoy performances by the World-Famous Disc Connected Canines, musical entertainment, children’s activities and more amid retail, arts & crafts and food booths. Musical headliners follow balloon flights, glows and tethered rides (weather permitting) Friday and Saturday nights.

Schedule of Events

May 3
Balloon Glow at Tanger Outlets
6-8 p.m.

The festival begins with the Tanger Outlet Balloon Glow, weather permitting. Eight balloons will set up in the parking lots and inflate balloons to provide a beautiful glow!

May 4
Festival Grounds open to public
2-10 p.m.

2 pm – 10 pm – Carnival open to public

2 pm – 9 pm – Food vendors, arts and craft vendors, retail vendors open

3 pm, 5 pm, 7 pm – Disconnected K9 Dog Show

5 pm – Dusk – Interactive Hot Air Balloon Display

5:30 pm – Opening Ceremonies

Dusk – Tethered Rides and Balloon Glow begin (weather and wind permitting)

8 – 10 pm – The Tip Tops

May 5
Festival Grounds open to public
9 a.m-10 p.m.

9 am – 10 pm – Carnival open to public

9 pm – 9 pm – Food vendors, arts and craft vendors, retail vendors open

10 am, 3 pm, 5 pm, 7 pm – Disconnected K9 Dog Show

12 pm – 5 pm – The Snook Youth Club presented the Melting Pot, celebrating Alabama’s 200th Bicentennial showcasing local talent including…

   12:00 – The Alabamian’s with Jennifer Dawson as Gov. Kay Ivey

   12:15 – SYC Ballet with Karla McMillian from Coastal        Ballet and The Watts Sisters

   12:30 – Pow Wow Club Dancers

   12:45 – Serena Carpenter

   1:00 – Rap with Corey Mills

   1:15 – B a D Karaoke

   1:30 – Just One

   1:45 – Bruce Jones

   2:00 – Theola Bright

   2:30 – 12 String Sounds

   2:45 – Polimbatree

   3:00 – Baldwin County Star Search Winners

   3:15 – The Singing Angels

   3:30 – Unstoppable Gospel

   4:00 – Speaker Lizzetta McConnell and The Love                    Generation

   4:20 – Iyona Dennis

   4:30 – Megan Felice

5 pm – Dusk – Interactive Hot Air Balloon Display

Dusk – Tethered Rides and Mass Ascension begin (weather and wind permitting)

8 – 10 pm – The Molly Ringwalds

May 6
Festival Grounds open to public
6-7 a.m.

Come and watch as our pilots enjoy their final competition flight! Please note there are NO activities, vendors or food sales today. Balloon flights are weather dependent.