May 1st & 2nd, 2020
Foley Soccer Complex

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. 

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
64°
Cloudy
06:3516:50 CST
Feels like: 64°F
Wind: 8mph E
Humidity: 99%
Pressure: 30.04“Hg
UV index: 0
SunMonTueWedThu
min 54°F
71/63°F
74/43°F
56/41°F
59/45°F

Let’s Get Social

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#TBT We’re looking back at last year’s colorful #gchabf poster today. This was the 14th Annual Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival, 2018. (Artist: Tara McMeans)

Do you have this poster? Would you like to own one? Call us today — $5.00 and it’s yours!
(What a cool #stockingstuffer it would make 😉)
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Today’s #tbt #ThrowbackThursday poster is from our 9th annual Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival! Good memories!
🎥 Here’s a video from ‘back-in-the-day’:
🔗https://youtu.be/_9C6xaHprLc
📰And check out this article from AL.com:
🔗https://www.al.com/live/2013/06/gulf_coast_hot_air_balloon_fes_2.html
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😲 DEADLINE IS TODAY!

📢 Calling all ARTISTS 🎨
The 16th Annual Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival POSTER DESIGN CONTEST has begun! Submission deadline is November 1, 2019. See details below —
• • • • • • • • • • • •

The 16th Annual Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival Committee is seeking an artist who will be commissioned to produce the t-shirt and poster artwork for the 2020 Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival. Please do not submit more than 3 drafts.

Criteria for consideration:
1. Artwork must be original by artist.
2. Artist must be 18 years of age or older.
3. Theme should include: Hot Air Balloons, Art, Music, and the Gulf Coast
4. Name of the Festival should be included in artwork:
16th Annual Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival.
5. Year should be included in the artwork: 2020.
6. Foley, AL should be included
7. Artist should use bold PMS or Pantone true colors.
8. Actual size of the commissioned poster after productions will not exceed 18
inches horizontal and 24 inches vertical.
9. If selected, the artist agrees to relinquish ownership of the artwork.
10. If selected, the artwork becomes the sole property of Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival
and the South Baldwin Chamber of Commerce and may or may not be used in any manner the Chamber desires without further compensation to the artist.
11. If selected, the commissioned artist will receive one payment of $500 (five hundred
dollars).

The committee has a strict timeline. Artists are encouraged to respond upon receiving the invitation and confirm their interest. Please contact Rachel Spear at (251) 943-3291. Artists are asked to submit proposed sketches/drafts by Friday, November 1, 2019.

Submissions should be delivered to the South Baldwin Chamber of Commerce at 112 West Laurel Ave, Foley, AL 36536 or mailed to PO Box 1117, Foley, AL 36536.

Thank You!
Rachel Spear
Director of Events
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1 month ago

Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival

DEADLINE is this FRIDAY‼‼ ️Please share 🎨📢 Calling all ARTISTS 🎨
The 16th Annual Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival POSTER DESIGN CONTEST has begun! Submission deadline is November 1, 2019. See details below —
• • • • • • • • • • • •

The 16th Annual Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival Committee is seeking an artist who will be commissioned to produce the t-shirt and poster artwork for the 2020 Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival. Please do not submit more than 3 drafts.

Criteria for consideration:
1. Artwork must be original by artist.
2. Artist must be 18 years of age or older.
3. Theme should include: Hot Air Balloons, Art, Music, and the Gulf Coast
4. Name of the Festival should be included in artwork:
16th Annual Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival.
5. Year should be included in the artwork: 2020.
6. Foley, AL should be included
7. Artist should use bold PMS or Pantone true colors.
8. Actual size of the commissioned poster after productions will not exceed 18
inches horizontal and 24 inches vertical.
9. If selected, the artist agrees to relinquish ownership of the artwork.
10. If selected, the artwork becomes the sole property of Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival
and the South Baldwin Chamber of Commerce and may or may not be used in any manner the Chamber desires without further compensation to the artist.
11. If selected, the commissioned artist will receive one payment of $500 (five hundred
dollars).

The committee has a strict timeline. Artists are encouraged to respond upon receiving the invitation and confirm their interest. Please contact Rachel Spear at (251) 943-3291. Artists are asked to submit proposed sketches/drafts by Friday, November 1, 2019.

Submissions should be delivered to the South Baldwin Chamber of Commerce at 112 West Laurel Ave, Foley, AL 36536 or mailed to PO Box 1117, Foley, AL 36536.

Thank You!
Rachel Spear
Director of Events
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2 months ago

Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival

The DEADLINE is getting closer 😯! Get your poster designs in by November 1st👈😉. Let your fellow artists know – please share!

#gchabf #hotairballoons #ballooning #gulfcoast #Foley #alabama📢 Calling all ARTISTS 🎨
The 16th Annual Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival POSTER DESIGN CONTEST has begun! Submission deadline is November 1, 2019. See details below —
• • • • • • • • • • • •

The 16th Annual Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival Committee is seeking an artist who will be commissioned to produce the t-shirt and poster artwork for the 2020 Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival. Please do not submit more than 3 drafts.

Criteria for consideration:
1. Artwork must be original by artist.
2. Artist must be 18 years of age or older.
3. Theme should include: Hot Air Balloons, Art, Music, and the Gulf Coast
4. Name of the Festival should be included in artwork:
16th Annual Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival.
5. Year should be included in the artwork: 2020.
6. Foley, AL should be included
7. Artist should use bold PMS or Pantone true colors.
8. Actual size of the commissioned poster after productions will not exceed 18
inches horizontal and 24 inches vertical.
9. If selected, the artist agrees to relinquish ownership of the artwork.
10. If selected, the artwork becomes the sole property of Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival
and the South Baldwin Chamber of Commerce and may or may not be used in any manner the Chamber desires without further compensation to the artist.
11. If selected, the commissioned artist will receive one payment of $500 (five hundred
dollars).

The committee has a strict timeline. Artists are encouraged to respond upon receiving the invitation and confirm their interest. Please contact Rachel Spear at (251) 943-3291. Artists are asked to submit proposed sketches/drafts by Friday, November 1, 2019.

Submissions should be delivered to the South Baldwin Chamber of Commerce at 112 West Laurel Ave, Foley, AL 36536 or mailed to PO Box 1117, Foley, AL 36536.

Thank You!
Rachel Spear
Director of Events
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FUTURE FESTIVAL DATES: MAY 7-8, 2021

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.

Located at Foley Soccer Complex

210 Cater Lee Way / 998 West Section Street • Foley, AL