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


Purchase activity tickets today. Festival Admission is FREE!

Foley Balloon Fest Schedule


Enjoy entertainment, children’s activities and more!

Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival Balloons


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

Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival 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.

Partly Cloudy
5:53am7:40pm CDT
Feels like: 91°F
Wind: 12mph SSW
Humidity: 64%
Pressure: 29.88“Hg
UV index: 3

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Congratulations to our 1st place and $1,000 winner, pilot Roger Clark flying Pirate’s Booty from Greer, SC! 2022 Hot Air Balloon competition results:Roger Clark flying Pirate’s Booty🥇→ Distance 1’3”Rob Nutting flying Yellow Brick Road🥈→ Distance 3’7”Rick Ferrall flying Stairway to Heaven🥉→ Distance 3’11”Our hot air balloon pilots were challenged to "drop a duck" on the "X" during their flight this morning! 🎯 You may have noticed the X on the ground in our live coverage earlier. The ducks were flying!#hotairballoons #hotairballooncompetition #GCHABF2022 #FoleyAlabama #balloonpilots See MoreSee Less
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4 days ago

Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival
We had a wonderful time this year at the 18th Annual Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival and we hope you did too! We appreciate the invaluable partnerships with the City of Foley (Utilities/Fire/Police) and OWA Parks & Resort. We appreciate ALL of our volunteers and sponsors and the many hours of prep work and planning by the festival committee. Thank you to our 2022 presenting sponsor, Wolf Bay Restaurant! We’re looking forward to next year and already have May 4-6, 2023 on the calendar. Although mother nature had other plans and the wind and weather did not fully cooperate each day, forcing us to cancel tethered rides and adjusting the time of balloon glows, we hope guests took the time to take in all that the festival offers. We’ve already seen so many beautiful photos by you! The many arts & craft vendors, activities & amenities that OWA Parks & Resort provide, and the live music and entertainment scheduled each day of the event are all for you. From year to year, we strive to improve the festival experience. For information about the festival, pilots & balloons, flights & balloon glows, entertainment & live music, and more, please take a look at our website → We’ve got FAQs, maps, the schedule of events, and more for you to plan your visit. We’ll have 2023 updates soon.We’re taking the rest of this beautiful Sunday afternoon to relax and spend time with our families (and take a good long nap). If you have any questions or would like to share your feedback and experience with us, please email our events team: & We also encourage you to leave us a review and post your photos on google → Thank you for coming out and also joining us on social media! We hope to see you all next year!Sharing one last photo for today courtesy of Luanne Stokes McCarley 📸 #Beautiful #HotAirBalloons #OWA #FoleyAlabama #GCHABF2022 See MoreSee Less
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We’ve got our last balloon on the ground for the weekend #FoleyAlabama #SundayFunDay #GCHABF2022 See MoreSee Less
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We’ve still got balloons coming in! #sundayfunday #hotairballoons #foleyalabama Location for landing: Foley Soccer fields (18507 US-98, Foley, AL 36535) See MoreSee Less
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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.