Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival

Mitchell Brothers Carnival

NEW this year! Come enjoy eight rides for adults and kids. Click here for more information and to purchase your day-passes.

Tethered Hot Air Balloon Rides

Hot Air Balloon Tethered Rides are scheduled for Friday and Saturday Night (approximately 7:30 - 9:00 pm). Hot Air Balloons carry passengers over 25 feet in the air giving them a bird’s eye view of the festival. Hot Air Balloons are tied to ground using ropes while passengers experience a smooth ascent and descent in the balloon. 

Hot Air Balloon Tethered Rides are $20 for adults or $15 for children (12 and under). No riders under 42" are allowed. Tethered rides are weather dependent, No refunds will be given for inclement weather. An extremely limited number of tickets will be sold, purchase Tethered Ride tickets online here.  Any remaining tickets will be available at the festival while supplies last.

Arts & Crafts, Food & Retail

Stroll down to the arts & crafts, food & retail spots and check out what's new this year. If you would like to be a vendor this year at our balloon festival please click here to apply online.

Entertainment Schedule


5:00 pm - 7:00 pm SUGAR CANE JANE

8:30 pm - 10:30 pm CHEE WEEZ


2:00 - 4:30 pm JERI


8:30 - 7:00 pm ESCALADE