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  • Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival Announce Dates for 2022

    Foley, AL (September 16, 2021) – The South Baldwin Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the dates for the 18th Annual Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival. The 3-day event for 2022 is scheduled for May 12th-14th at OWA in Foley, Alabama. The most recent festival this past May recorded significant growth with our location moving to OWA, and the committee is eagerly preparing for an even bigger and better festival in 2022.


    The family-friendly event has activities for everyone! Festival admission is free with select activities available for an additional charge. Guests will enjoy the expansive amenities of OWA including various restaurants, unique retail shopping choices, a variety of entertainment attractions, and of course, The Park at OWA – its themed amusement park with more than 20 rides and attractions to experience. Traditional festival activities will also be added throughout the property during the festival weekend featuring children’s activities, artesian and food vendors, live music, and (weather permitting) tethered balloon rides, balloon glows, and balloons in flight!


    The South Baldwin Chamber of Commerce is currently seeking sponsors for the 2022 festival. Sponsorships are positioned to give businesses visibility to over 150k+ on-site guests, 35k+ website visitors, 29k+ Facebook followers, in addition to our followers on Instagram, Twitter, and Google. Sponsorships range from $30,000 to $200. For more sponsorship information, view our sponsorship catalog or call Rachel Spear, Director of Event, 251-943-5550.
    The South Baldwin Chamber of Commerce and OWA look forward to welcoming you back to the 2022 Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival!
    For more information about the Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival or OWA, please go to www.gulfcoastballoonfestival.com or visitowa.com.


     About OWA®
    OWA (oh-wah) has become known as a world-class, award-winning entertainment destination owned and operated by the Poarch Band of Creek Indians. Its authentic design celebrates the destination’s rural roots and the area’s natural beauty. The name OWA, which translates to “big water” in the Muscogee Creek language, was inspired by the 14-acre lake at the center of this unique development. OWA has the feel of a small Southern town that evolved through time with distinct districts, such as Downtown OWA and The Park at OWA, its amusement park.
    OWA’s 150-room Marriott TownePlace Suites sits within walking distance to the entire property, as well as its 14-acre amusement park. The Park at OWA features more than 20 rides, with favorites like Mystic Mansion and Rollin’ Thunder. It also features in-park dining, a brand-new splash pad and a variety of midway games. Enjoy retail, entertainment, and dining amenities admission-free in Downtown OWA, seven days a week. Check
    VisitOWA.com for full details and the latest events or follow @VisitOWA across all social platforms.

    Rachel Spear
    South Baldwin Chamber of Commerce, Event Director
    (251) 943-5550
    Kristin Hellmich
    OWA, Director of Marketing/Public Relations
    (251) 923-2111 x 4


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