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
72°
Partly Cloudy
6:38am6:48pm CDT
Feels like: 72°F
Wind: 0mph ESE
Humidity: 100%
Pressure: 30.01“Hg
UV index: 0
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81/57°F
79/55°F
79/57°F
82/61°F
84/64°F

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5 days ago

Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival
#NewRelease: Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival Announce Dates for 2022🔗DETAILS: www.southbaldwinchamber.com/news/details/news-release-9-16-2021-gchabfOWA | South Baldwin Chamber of Commerce #GCHABF #foleyfun #OWA #gchabf2022 #hotairballoon #balloonpilots See MoreSee Less
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Sponsorships for the 18th Annual Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival are now available! Ever wondered how to get your company name on a balloon basket, in the stage announcements, or on the back of the shirt? It’s by being a sponsor of the event! You can see the available sponsorships at chamberzon.com/balloon-festival or call the office at 251.943.3291 for more info. #gchabf2022 #sponsorship #getinvolved #BeASponsor #promoteyourself See MoreSee Less
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📣 #committeeintroductions #MeetOurPeople Help us welcome Cady and Taylor Means! The 2021 festival was their first year on our committee, and they rocked it! Cady and Taylor were the leads on the bar in the glow field and stayed to quench your thirst the whole weekend. They got to fly this year on our early morning flight on Saturday with Pilot Fred Poole in his balloon, Joy. Cady and Taylor may be new to the Balloon Festival Committee, but they have been involved with the Annual National Shrimp Festival for years and know their way around a beer tent! 🍻 See MoreSee Less
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📣 #committeeintroductions #MeetOurPeople Meet Cindy Higginbotham and Tyler Higginbotham:2022 will mark the 15th year we’ve been involved with the Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival. We’ve worked nearly all aspects of the festival and we are thrilled to see it flourish into what it is today. We landed on helping the pilots find crew when we realized being part of the crew is one of THE most incredible, breathtaking experiences you can have! As crew you get to see, up close, the awe-inspiring views of inflation, take-off and landings of magnificent hot air balloons and all the excitement and synergy that comes with being involved in something few get to experience – it’s a feeling like no other.We encourage anyone who wishes to make unique memories through volunteering to reach out and crew with us. We highly encourage local business owners to sign up your team, and work side by side with them, it’s a team building experience you’ll all enjoy. Tyler and Cindy Higginbotham own and operate 5 Star Air Conditioning, a Veteran-owned, American Standard Customer Care Dealer located in Foley, AL. They can be reached at 251.223.2010 if you have any additional questions regarding crewing.#committee #OWA #gchabf2022 #GCHABF #OWA #foleyfun 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