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Balloon Rides

Great Mississippi River Balloon Race

October 16 - October 18, 2015

Rosalie Mansion
corner of Canal St. and D. A. Biglane St.
Natchez, MS United States 39120
3rd weekend in October
Number of balloons: 65
Year began: 1986

The Great Mississippi River Balloon Race is Mississippi's most exciting hot air balloon race weekend! Two balloon flights take place each day, weather permitting. Pilots compete as they fly over antebellum homes and the mighty Mississippi River.

Our balloon festival weekend starts with the Balloon Glow Friday night, and continues through Sunday evening with a stage full of World Renowned Musicians. The festival itself takes place on the grounds of Rosalie Mansion, at the corner of Canal St. and D.A. Biglane St.

Many people ask us about take off and landing locations. Due to the nature of our race, those locations change frequently. We can tell you that the best place to watch is usually from the festival grounds themselves! The festival is held on the fairgrounds behind Rosalie Mansion on Canal Street.

Web Site: http://www.natchezballoonrace.com
Natchez Convention and Visitors Bureau
800-647-6724