The DC Hot Air Balloon Festival

Hot Air Balloon Festival

Date and time
September 17th - September 18th, 2022

Montgomery County Agricutlural Fairgrounds
501 Perry Parkway
Gaithersburg, MD 20877

Gate opening: 3:00 pm
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Event Description

The DC Hot Air Balloon Festival coming September 17th & 18tht 2022 to the Montgomery County Fairgrounds in Gaithersburg! 

Get the whole family out for a great family fun time! See incredible Hot Air Balloons, check that bucket list and get a ride on a tethered Hot Air Balloon!

Gates open at 3pm each day!    

We will have a Kids Zone, with games and rides including trains, bounce house's, rock walls, zip line!

DJ & Live Music for your entertainment from a variety of Artists.

Lots & Lots of Craft & Retail Vendor Booths with tons of cool and interesting stuff for sale!

Food Vendors with bunches of fantastic Festival Style food to choose from!

Bucket List!! Tethered Hot air Balloon rides will be available for purchase at the event for $25 per person. While supplies last and weather dependent. Announcements on rides will be made at the event.

For the Grand Finale after 8pm EACH NIGHT we will have the fantastic Hot Air Balloon Glow & Laser show where we will light up all the balloons in unison with crowd participatory "Count Downs"! This show incorporates Music and visually stunning coordinated burns by the Hot Air Balloons & Lasers.. creating a Glow!

Bring your blankets, chairs and umbrellas and set up your own viewing spot!



  • Parking is free and onsite.  Watch for Parking signs. VIP Parking and Handicapped Parking available.
  • Balloon inflation will take place as soon a winds are low enough to be safe.  Listen for announcements during the event.  This is not a Mass Ascension event.  Ballloons remain at the festival inflated or tethered.
  • Rain will not hinder the festival part of the event and the laser show.  It will hinder balloon inflation as balloon fabric obsorbs the rain.  If rain stops the balloons from setting up your tickets are good for another day or show.
  • Pets are not recommended. The "Burner" noise from the hot air balloons can get loud and is disturbing to dogs.  Service dogs are fine.
  • Blankets, Chairs, and personal umbrellas are permitted.  No alcohol is permtted.
  • Kids Zone requires tickets ranging from $1 to $20.  See vendors for details. We DO NOT Handle kids zone rides.  
  • Proceeds to benefit the Special Olympics 
  • Tickets are $20 adults, $8 Kids.  5 and under free. 
  • Tickets at the Gate will be higher $30 Adults $15 Kids
  • Balloon Rides are an additional $25 per person  
  • No Coolers allowed. 




           Phone: 678-701-6114

          Text message: 678-737-4093


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