Hot Air Balloon Festival, Labor Day Weekend

 

2019 FESTIVAL DATES

Friday, August 30 | Saturday, August 31 | Sunday, September 1 

 

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Let your Labor Day take flight! See hot air balloons soar, or take a tethered ride yourself in our picture-perfect farewell to Summer.

The magic begins with the extraordinary Friday Night Balloon Glow, where balloons illuminate the night, and the festivities continue all weekend long. Spend your Labor Day weekend engaging in a variety of family-friendly events, including live music, beach activities, a Classic Car Show and a Kids Zone*, or escape for a quiet hike or bike along miles of winding trails within Callaway Gardens. Are you a photography buff? Sign up for our three-day crash course in evening shoots with our “Mastering Night Photography Workshop.” 

In between morning and evening Hot Air Balloon activities, bring your swimsuits and plan ahead for a day of fun in the sun at Robin Lake Beach.  Ticket holders also enjoy full access to Callaway Gardens, our 2,500 acre woodland garden property, and all it’s famous attractions. Watch butterflies take flight at the Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center with special programming for our Blue Morpho Butterfly Month or witness our resident raptors take to the air as they soar in one of our three daily Birds of Prey shows.

Delicious food and drink specials, retail sales, beautiful accommodations, wonderful resort amenities, and simply spectacular scenery make this one memorable welcome to September.

 

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^IMPORTANT NOTE:  Please note that events and activities are subject to change without notice or in case of wind or inclement weather.  Balloons are very dependent on wind/weather.

*Special Events Admission rates apply for Day Guests on Saturday and Sunday.  Admission included for overnight Resort Guests. No Rainchecks or Refunds on Ticket Purchase.  Additional fees on select activities for all guests, including Tethered Balloon rides ($10 per person, cash only).  

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2019 Hot Air Balloon Daily Schedule 

 

Friday, August 30

10 am to 8 pm Beach Activities: Swimming, Miniature Golf, Basketball, Shuffleboard, Giant Chess
4 pm to 10 pm Sports on TVs at the Beach Bar
4 pm to 7 pm Square 1 Activity Center Open (Aqua Island*, Roadster Pedal Karts*)
4 pm- 10 pmBalloon Artist and Caricature Artist
7 pm Live Music: Norris Dates
DuskDusk Balloon Glow on Robin Lake Beach (Weather and wind conditions permitting)

Saturday, August 31

6 amBeach Gate Opens
7 am - 10 am Tethered Rides* Weather & Winder Permitting ($10/per person. Limited Availability)
8 am - 10 amBeach Games (Beach Pavilion)
8:30 am - 10:30 amMagic Tricks | Balloon Field
9 am - 3 pmClassic Car Show | Beach Dome (Weather Permitting)
10 am - 7 pm Square 1 Activity Center & Games
11 amDisc Dog Demonstration | Beach Lawn
11 amBirds of Prey Show | Discovery Center
11 am - 7 pmKids Zone: Face Painting*, Trampoline Extreme* and More
12 pm - 10 pmCollege Football on TVs at the Beach Bar
1 pm - 2 pm Beach Volleyball | Beach Lawn
2 pm - 3 pmTug-of-War Game | Beach Lawn
3 pm - 4 pmPutt-Putt Tournament
2 pm Birds of Prey Show | Discovery Center
3 pm - 10 pmBalloon Artist and Caricature Artist in the Beach Pavilion Area
3:30 pmDisc Dog Demonstration | Beach Lawn
4 pm Pilot Meet and Greet | Balloon Field
4 pm - 6pmMagic Tricks | Balloon Field
5 pmBirds of Prey Show | Discovery Center
5 pm - 9 pmTethered Rides* (Weather and wind conditions permitting) $10/person. Limited availability.
7 pm Live Music: Blue Denim
9:15 pm Firework Extravaganza

Sunday, September 1

6 amBeach Gate Opens
7 am - 10 am Tethered Rides* Weather & Winder Permitting ($10/per person. Limited Availability)
8:30 am - 10:30 amMagic Tricks | Balloon Field
10 am - 6 pm Square 1 Activity Center & Games
11 amDisc Dog Demonstration | Beach Lawn
11 amBirds of Prey Show | Discovery Center
11 am - 7 pmKids Zone: Face Painting*, Trampoline Extreme* and More
12:30 pm - 10 pmCollege Football on TVs at the Beach Bar
1 pm - 2 pm Life Sized Ring Toss
2 pm - 3 pmLimbo
3 pm - 4 pmBeach Volleyball
2 pm Birds of Prey Show | Discovery Center
3 pm - 10 pmBalloon Artist and Caricature Artist in the Beach Pavilion Area
3:30 pmDisc Dog Demonstration | Beach Lawn
4 pm Pilot Meet and Greet | Balloon Field
4 pm - 6 pmMagic Tricks | Balloon Field
4:30 pm - 5 pmCaribbean Dancing | Balloon Field
5 pmBirds of Prey Show | Discovery Center
5 pm - 9 pmTethered Rides* (Weather and wind conditions permitting) $10/person. Limited availability.
7 pm Live Music: Groove Merchants
DuskDusk Balloon Glow on Robin Lake Beach (Weather and wind conditions permitting)

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

 

 

 

Print Registration for Car Show

Interested in becoming a volunteer?
Volunteer Information

 

No Rainchecks or Refunds on Ticket Purchase.  Events and Activities are subject to change without notice.

 

Interested in a Media Partnership or PR opportunities for this event? Please contact pr@callawaygardens.com to learn more. 

 


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