Purchase tickets today for the Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival using Eventbrite.
General Admission: FREE! Come watch live entertainment Friday and Saturday night for free! There is no cost to come watch the balloons fly!
Tethered Rides: 8 hot air balloons will give rides to those who have paid for a ticket. The balloons are tied to the ground using ropes and go up in the air about 45-50ft. Balloons will be visible and begin setting up around dusk. This is great for all ages! Get the chance to get inside a hot air balloon and meet the pilot! We recommend you get to the festival grounds early! Rides are all weather dependent. No refunds allowed. We recommend you are there 2 hours prior to sunset (about 5:00pm)
WE DO NOT OFFER FULL BALLOON RIDES DURING THIS EVENT.
Parking: We understand parking can be a bear!
VIP: We recommend our VIP parking pass that allows you to park directly near the grounds (only $20) good for the whole weekend.
Our ($5) general parking pass can be purchased early so you aren't having to pull out your wallet again! General parking pass is good for 1 day only
. This parking is on festival grounds just a bit further away from VIP.
to check out the festival map for a better overview. Parking onsite will close
at 8:00 PM
each night. Anyone wanting to join us for the bands after 8:00 pm will need to ride the shuttle from Tanger Outlets. To better assist those who will be leaving the festival, all entrances at onsite parking will be turned to exits at 8:00 pm.
Shuttle Parking: A shuttle service is also available at Tanger Outlets in Foley beginning at 2:00pm - 10:00pm on Friday and Saturday. Shuttle charges $1 per person both ways, children 12 and under ride free. Park your car behind the Nike Outlet and enjoy the ride! Shuttles run every 45 min.