11th Annual Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival
May 06 - May 06, 2016
Foley Sports Complex
18507 US Highway 98 West
United States 36535
1st weekend in May
Number of balloons: 40
Year began: 2004
The Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival, presented by Tanger Outlets, welcomes more than 50 hot air balloonists from across the country. Enjoy the floating works of art as they grace the skies of South Baldwin County on Friday and Saturday morning*. Get up close and personal as the hot air balloons and their pilots light up the evening skies at the nightly balloon glows, held Friday and Saturday night*.
Guests enjoy free, fun entertainment featuring something for every member of your family. Spread out your blanket, grab an ice cold drink and enjoy a variety of live music daily, from country to rock and roll. Be sure to catch one of the many shows by the Disc Connected K-9 World Famous Frisbee Dog Show. Toss after toss you will be amazed as manís best friend defies gravity catching their prized flying saucers.
Pet a baby alligator, dance like a butterfly to fun kidís tunes, paint your face like a tiger or try a little family friendly game of limbo. The free Kid's Fun Zone offers hours of fun for any age.
Grab a cone of homemade ice cream or delicious BBQ plate as you shop through an eclectic array of local crafters, artisans, and retailers. Many crafters provide onsite demonstrations, find a one of kind piece of art, or grab a souvenir to commemorate your visit.
* All balloon flights and displays are weather permitting. Winds must be less than 5 mph to safely inflate balloons on the festival grounds.
The festival is located in the Foley Sports Park, 18507 US Highway 98 West, Foley, Alabama.
From Interstate 65, take exit #37 (Rabun/Bay Minette) Gulf Shores Parkway. Head South on State Highway 287, it will merge with Highway 59. Continue south for approximately 40 miles. Turn right onto Highway 98 (W. Laurel Ave.) Travel west approximately 2.5 miles. Follow the "Festival Traffic" signs to the designated onsite parking areas.
From Interstate 10, take the Highway 59 exit (Loxley) travel South on Highway 59 approximately 15 miles. Turn right onto Highway 98 (W. Laurel Ave.) Travel west approximately 2.5 miles. Follow the "Festival Traffic" signs to the designated onsite parking areas.
Web Site: http://www.southbaldwinchamber.com/major-events/gulf-coast-hot-air-balloon-festival-overview
danielle at southbaldwinchamber dot com