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  • 2018 Balloon Fest: An Opportunity for Great Memories and Community Support

    On May 5, one of the most exciting action events of the year takes place at the Foley Sports Complex. The Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Fest 10k/5k  is an amazing event that brings together the community and provides entertainment for people of all ages. The South Baldwin Chamber of Commerce is proud to host this event in partnership with the City of Foley. This event provides so many opportunities for great memories, but it also offers you the ability to support your local community. Don’t miss out!

    Balloon Fest 5k/10k

    The 5k/10k run is just one aspect of the amazing Balloon Fest; however, it is one of the best parts of the event. The race begins and finishes in the Balloon Festival grounds. We know running is hard, so we offer plenty of entertainment on the side. Balloon Festival vendors will be open for your shopping enjoyment, and on top of that we provide beer, water and fruit once you’ve finished your race. Who could complain with that? The run itself, however, is an enjoyable experience. You get to run alongside hundreds of people from the South Baldwin community. This race will leave you feeling more connected to your community, and you may leave feeling a little bit healthier, too.

    The Fun Continues

    Don’t stop with the 5k/10k run! The Gulf Coast Hot Balloon Festival has so much to offer. The fest features exhilarating displays of high-flying air balloons that offer fun for the entire family. In addition, there’s entertainment, arts and crafts, shopping and more. You would be doing yourself a disservice to not stop by and enjoy this amazing event. The festival grounds are open from May 4-6, and balloons will be flying if weather permits. Be sure to come and experience one of the best events our community offers.


    Interested in this event? Register for the 10k/5k run today. If you register before the event, cost for the 5k is $20 or the 10k is $30. You can register here! Interested in the Balloon Festival itself? We have great news! Admission to the event is FREE. If you would like to pre-purchase parking tickets, get those here. We are excited to see you there.


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