May 2nd, 3rd & 4th, 2024
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!
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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. Admission is FREE!
Wind & Weather Conditions in Foley, AL
Stay tuned to the latest weather updates and announcements from our pilots for balloon activities on our social media channels!
Hot air balloons only fly at sunrise or within an hour of sunset when the winds are more predictable and calm. There are also other factors, such as heat thermals and atmospheric pressure that our pilots have to consider. So what does this mean for the festival? If the weather permits – look to the skies between 7 AM and 9 AM during the festival to see them take flight, or in the early evenings, enjoy a balloon glow on the festival grounds. There are also interactive balloon activities to enjoy during the day.
We look forward to seeing you there!
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Wind: 0mph ENE
UV index: 0
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FUTURE FESTIVAL DATES: May 1-3, 2025
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 Parks & Resort.