May 12th, 13th & 14th, 2022

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
93°
Partly Cloudy
6:06am7:47pm CDT
Feels like: 106°F
Wind: 6mph SSW
Humidity: 57%
Pressure: 29.99“Hg
UV index: 9
ThuFriSatSunMon
91/77°F
95/77°F
93/77°F
91/77°F
88/75°F

Let’s Get Social

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1 day ago

Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival
📣 #BIGShoutOut 🙌 to these two fantastic guys – Rich Caldwell and Aaron Callaway – #eventchairmen! They work behind the scene throughout the year to help plan the Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival. During the festival, they help oversee that all areas run as smoothly as possible. You’ll find them on-site during the entire event! Be sure to tell them hello next year! 🤩 Thank you, Rich and Aaron, for your dedication to providing a memorable event for our guests!!!#GCHABF #GCHABF2021 #OWA #cityoffoley #foleyfun #hotairballoons See MoreSee Less
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1 week ago

Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival
🌟 We’d like you to meet our #GCHABF Committee –#ourrockstars! An #exceptional group of individuals who worked tirelessly as a committee to bring the 2021 Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival to life. We can’t thank them enough! 🥰 We appreciate all their hard work and commitment to serving our community through this signature event. Pictured are: (Back LtoR) Sarah Kuzma, Taylor Means, Leon Jones, Tyler Morgan Brunson, Brandon Johnson, Sue Alford, Ed Bushaw, Terrie Dollar, Aaron Callaway, Andy Burnett, Renee James, Rich Caldwell; (Middle LtoR) Candice Workman, Tommy Rachel, Rachel Spear; (Front LtoR) Emmalee Jones, Cady Means, Kristi Mitchell, Andrea Jones, Travis Valentine, Rachel Jones, Christina Weaver, James Johnson, Kylee Raulerson. *Not Pictured: Cindy and Tyler Higginbotham, Ed and Ana Wade, Rafael Martinez, Sam Reed, Samantha Harris, Theresa Enfinger, Carol Ann Snider, Sue Sykes, Steve Bailey, Kerry Slota, Zach Bridges, Tim Brown, Ashley Avery.#GCHABF2021 #GCHABF #cityoffoley #OWA #hotairballoonfestival See MoreSee Less
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Happy Independence Day, America! 🇺🇸 Did you see this beauty at the 2021 #GCHABF? "America" is piloted by Frank Anger from Tupelo, MS. Thanks for flying high, Frank!#July4th #IndependenceDay2021📸: Dan Tierney See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival
📣 Shoutout to OWA for being the venue for the 2021 Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival! Did you enjoy OWA’s Park, Restaurants, and Shopping? We sure did! Check them out year-round! #foleyfun #fbf #FlashbackFriday #GCHABF2021 #hotairballoonfestival See MoreSee Less
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#ThankfulThursday 🙏 We are honored to be a partner with the City of Foley Municipal Government for the Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival. 🤝 Their partnership makes the event possible – #thankyou, City of Foley for all you do! Visit Foley Alabama #GCHABF2021 #GCHABF #cityoffoley #hotairballoonfestival See MoreSee Less
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FUTURE FESTIVAL DATES: May 4-6, 2023

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