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

Purchase Tickets

Purchase tickets today for the Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival using Eventbrite.

General Admission: FREE! Come watch live entertainment Friday and Saturday night for free! There is no cost to come watch the balloons fly!

Tethered Rides: 8 hot air balloons will give rides to those who have paid for a ticket. The balloons are tied to the ground using ropes and go up in the air about 45-50ft. Balloons will be visible and begin setting up around dusk. This is great for all ages! Get the chance to get inside a hot air balloon and meet the pilot! We recommend you get to the festival grounds early! Rides are all weather dependent. No refunds allowed. We recommend you are there 2 hours prior to sunset (about 5:00pm)

Parking: We understand parking can be a bear!

VIP: We recommend our VIP parking pass that allows you to park directly near the grounds (only $20) good for the whole weekend.

General Parking: Our ($5) general parking pass can be purchased early so you aren't having to pull out your wallet again! General parking pass is good for 1 day only. This parking is on festival grounds just a bit further away from VIP. Click here to check out the festival map for a better overview. Parking onsite will close at 8:00 PM each night. Anyone wanting to join us for the bands after 8:00 pm will need to ride the shuttle from Tanger Outlets. To better assist those who will be leaving the festival, all entrances at onsite parking will be turned to exits at 8:00 pm. 

Shuttle Parking: A shuttle service is also available at Tanger Outlets in Foley beginning at 2:00pm - 10:00pm on Friday and Saturday. Shuttle charges $1 per person both ways, children 12 and under ride free. Park your car behind the Nike Outlet and enjoy the ride! Shuttles run every 45 min.

Don't forget...

Don't forget to register for the Color Dash 5k!! Click here to purchase