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

 

Tune into WHEP Radio Baldwin 92.5 FM for live updates regarding morning and evening flight information. 

Find out details on planned launch sites and flight paths so you can catch them in the skies!

Foley is the spot for high-flying adventure and family fun at the Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival. Enjoy the entertainment, arts and crafts displays and more at the festival site daily. Balloon flights, glows and tethered rides (weather permitting) add to the fun at dawn and dusk. 

2022 Presenting Sponsor:

Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival Tickets

Tickets

Purchase activity tickets today. Festival Admission is FREE!

Foley Balloon Fest Schedule

Schedule

Enjoy entertainment, children’s activities and more!

Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival Balloons

Balloons

View a list of balloons scheduled to fly at this year's festival.

Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival FAQs

FAQS

Check out the responses to these frequently asked questions and helpful event tips.

Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival Map & Parking

Map & Parking

We offer both onsite and offsite options for your convenience.





What to Know Before You Go

Stay tuned to the latest weather updates and announcements from our balloon pilots.

Foley
79°
Heavy Thunderstorm
5:50am7:56pm CDT
Feels like: 79°F
Wind: 8mph ESE
Humidity: 90%
Pressure: 29.96“Hg
UV index: 6
SunMonTueWedThu
88/72°F
91/72°F
90/73°F
88/73°F
86/73°F

Let’s Get Social

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#FBF 🚎 For today’s #FlashbackFriday we’d like to send a big #thankyou to Coastal Express Shuttle! Traffic is never fun, but thanks to Coastal Express Shuttle, balloon festival guests had an option to park off-site and ride in! We appreciate your support! Contact Coastal Express Shuttle for any big or small shuttle needs! 📸’s: Hanks McCrory#gchabf2022 #foleyfestival #OWA See MoreSee Less
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B-Dubs! B-Dubs! Thank you Buffalo Wild Wings for sponsoring our bars at the 18th Annual Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival! This year’s event had 4 bars open all weekend to provide attendees with ice cold beverages 🍺😎🥤. Go enjoy some B-Dubs grub at Buffalo Wild Wings and tell them #thankyou! #thirstythursday #gchabf2022 #hotairballoons #foleyfestival #foleyalabama See MoreSee Less
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👋😎🫴 We’ve got our 2022 merchandise available #ONLINE for those that missed out at the festival! *Prices include tax & shipping #Tshirts #Tanks #Hats #Totes #Sunglasses #Kites #LapelPins 🔻 Visit our website 🔻gulfcoastballoonfestival.com/merchandise/#GCHABF #BalloonFestival #HotAirBalloons See MoreSee Less
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#WBW post comin’ atcha! 😍🎈🎬 Check out this really cool video from Kayla Jackson Films of our 2022 festival! #GCHABF2022 🔗 vimeo.com/720530681#WayBackWednesday #BalloonPilots OWA Parks & Resort #FoleyFun Visit Foley Alabama See MoreSee Less
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Big #thankyous to Riviera Utilities, our VIP tent sponsor for the #gchabf2022 festival this past May! The VIP tent is a great place for our pilots, sponsors, and guests to relax and cool off. #thankyou, @Riviera Utilities for making the VIP experience possible for festival-goers! #Vips #gchabf2022 #foleyalabama #OWA #gulfcoasthotairballoonfestival See MoreSee Less
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FUTURE FESTIVAL DATES: May 2-4, 2024

The South Baldwin Chamber of Commerce is proud to host the annual Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival in partnership with the City of Foley and OWA.

Located at OWA

100 N OWA Blvd. • Foley, AL, 36535

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