Schedule

Balloon flights and displays are weather dependent, taking place only at dusk and dawn when conditions permit.

The Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival is approaching its 14th year of flying! We are excited you are interested in coming to this year’s event that will feature more than 30 balloons from across the country!

Come enjoy performances by the World-Famous Disc Connected Canines, musical entertainment, children’s activities and more amid retail, arts & crafts and food booths. Musical headliners follow balloon flights, glows and tethered rides (weather permitting) Friday and Saturday nights.

Schedule of Events

May 3
Balloon Glow at Tanger Outlets
6-8 p.m.

The festival begins with the Tanger Outlet Balloon Glow, weather permitting. Six balloons will set up in the parking lots and inflate balloons to provide a beautiful glow!

May 4
Festival Grounds open to public
2-10 p.m.

Enjoy the world-famous Disc Connected K-9 Frisbee Dogs, arts and crafts and more! Balloon flights and displays are weather dependent, taking place only at dusk and dawn when conditions permit.

May 5
10K & 5K
7 a.m.

Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival 10K & 5K

May 5
Festival Grounds open to public
9 a.m-10 p.m.

Enjoy the world-famous Disc Connected K-9 Frisbee Dogs, arts and crafts and more! Balloon flights and displays are weather dependent, taking place only at dusk and dawn when conditions permit.

May 6
Festival Grounds open to public
6-7 a.m.

Come and watch as our pilots enjoy their final competition flight! Please note there are NO activities, vendors or food sales today. Balloon flights are weather dependent.