Hot Air Balloon Festival, Labor Day Weekend


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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). PRINT WAIVER HERE


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