Sky High Hot Air Balloon Festival

Friday, August 29, 2014 to Sunday, August 31, 2014

Soar into September at our 16th annual Sky High Hot Air Balloon Festival. The weekend kicks off with the extraordinary Friday Night Balloon Glow and continues all weekend long. Watch beautiful balloons in flight or hop in a basket for your own tethered balloon ride. Saturday is filled with family-friendly events, including live music, beach activities, a Kids Zone and much more. There's something for everyone with a classic car show, disc dog demonstrations, a pyrotechnic skydiving demonstration, as well as a 5K Race and Triathlon event. If you're a photography buff, you can sign up for our hands-on "Mastering Night Photography" course. Plus, you'll find drink specials and sports on the televisions at the Beach Bar as well as some of Atlanta's top-rated food trucks throughout the festival. Cap off the weekend with a final balloon glow Sunday night on Robin Lake Beach. With this exciting line-up of events, surrounded by the natural beauty of Callaway Gardens, there's no better way to say "farewell" to Summer 2014.

See below for tentative schedule of events.

Enjoy a Labor Day Weekend getaway with our Sky High Hot Air Balloon Festival overnight package! For details, call 1.800.CALLAWAY (800.225.5292).
 

PRICING
Admission is per person, per day and is based on age. For detailed pricing chart, CLICK HERE.

Friday, Aug. 29  
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. General Admission
After 4 p.m. Half-Price Special Event Admission
   
Saturday, Aug. 30 & Sunday, Aug. 31  
Before 9 a.m. Half-Price Special Event Admission
After 9 a.m. Full Special Event Admission
   
Monday, Sept. 1  
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free Admission for All
Happy End of Summer!

 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Please Note: Wind turbulance, direction and conditions for balloons are based on weather in the sky, not on the ground.

Friday, Aug. 29  
10 a.m.-8 p.m. Swimming, Miniature Golf, Table Tennis, Shuffleboard, Giant Chess and Checkers, Aqua Island*, Paddle Boats*, Flying Trapeze*, Rock Climbing Wall*, Spider Jump*, Xcelerator Water Slide*, Roadster Pedal Karts*, Chickadee Choo Choo Train* (1 p.m. to 6 p.m.)
Noon-10 p.m. Sports on TV at the Beach Bar
3 p.m.-7 p.m. Balloon Artist in the Beach Pavilion Area
4 p.m.-9 p.m. Beach Concessions and Food Trucks
5 p.m.-9 p.m. Friday Night Seafood Buffet at The Plant Room Restaurant
7 p.m. Live Music: The Regulars
Dusk Balloon Glow on Robin Lake Beach (Wind and weather conditions permitting)
   
Saturday, Aug. 30  
6 a.m. Beach Gate Opens
6 a.m.-9 a.m. Columbus Exchange Club Pancake Breakfast ($5 per person)
7:15 a.m. Balloon Launch (wind and weather conditions permitting)
9 a.m.-3 p.m. Classic Car Show at the Beach Dome
10 a.m.-8 p.m. Swimming, Miniature Golf, Table Tennis, Shuffleboard, Giant Chess and Checkers, Aqua Island*, Paddle Boats*, Flying Trapeze*, Rock Climbing Wall*, Spider Jump*, Xcelerator Water Slide*, Roadster Pedal Karts*, Chickadee Choo Choo Train* (1 p.m. to 6 p.m.)
11 a.m. Disc Dog Demonstrations
11 a.m.-4 p.m. Kids Zone: Face Painting*, Trampoline Extreme* and more
11 a.m.-9 p.m. Beach Concessions and Food Trucks
Noon-10 p.m. College Football on TV at the Beach Bar
1 p.m.-5 p.m. DJ: Fade to Black
3 p.m.-7 p.m. Balloon Artist in the Beach Pavilion Area
3:30 p.m. Disc Dog Demonstrations
5 p.m.-9 p.m. Special Saturday Night Italian Buffet at The Plant Room Restaurant
6 p.m. Balloon Launch (wind and weather conditions permitting)
7 p.m. Live Music: Final Answer
Dusk Pyrotechnic Skydiving Demo by Aero eXtreme Parachute Demo Team (wind and weather conditions permitting)
  Tethered balloon rides* available, wind turbulance and weather conditions permitting.
   
Sunday, Aug. 31  
6 a.m. Beach Gate Open
6 a.m.-9 a.m. Columbus Exchange Club Pancake Breakfast ($5 per person)
7:15 a.m. Balloon Launch (wind and weather conditions permitting)
7:50 a.m. Callaway Gardens Fitness Series 5K Run*
8 a.m. Callaway Gardens Fitness Series Triathlon*
10 a.m.-8 p.m. Swimming, Miniature Golf, Table Tennis, Shuffleboard, Giant Chess and Checkers, Aqua Island*, Paddle Boats*, Flying Trapeze*, Rock Climbing Wall*, Spider Jump*, Xcelerator Water Slide*, Roadster Pedal Karts*, Chickadee Choo Choo Train* (1 p.m. to 6 p.m.)
11 a.m. Disc Dog Demonstration
11 a.m.-4 p.m. Kids Zone: Face Painting*, Trampoline Extreme* and more
11 a.m.-9 p.m. Concessions and Food Trucks
12:30 p.m.-10 p.m. Sports on TV at the Beach Bar
1p.m.-5 p.m. DJ: Fade to Black
3 p.m.-7 p.m. Balloon Artist in the Beach Pavilion Area
3:30 p.m. Bonus Birds of Prey Show at Callaway Discovery Center
3:30 p.m. Disc Dog Demonstration
6 p.m. Balloon Launch (wind and weather conditions permitting)
7 p.m. Live Music: Sons-N-Britches
Dusk Balloon Glow on Robin Lake Beach (wind and weather conditions permitting)
  Tethered balloon rides* available, wind turbulance and weather conditions permitting.
   
Monday, Sept. 1  
10 a.m.-6 p.m. Swimming, Miniature Golf, Table Tennis, Shuffleboard, Giant Chess and Checkers, Aqua Island*, Paddle Boats*
Noon-6 p.m. Sports on TV at the Beach Bar

Please note:
-Activities marked * require an additional fee each day.
-Events and activities are subject to change without notice or in case of inclement weather. No rain checks.
-Guests will be issued a wristband, which should be worn at all times and will be required for re-entry should a guest choose to leave.