13611 Normandy Blvd Jacksonville, FL 32221

Jacksonville Hot Air Balloon Festival

Jacksonville Balloon Festival

Date and time
May 13th - 14th, 2023
Gate opening: 5:00 pm

Jacksonville Equestrian Center
13611 Normandy Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32221

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Event Description

The Jacksonville Balloon Festival coming May 13th & 14th 2023!  To the NE Florida Fairgrounds in the beautiful city of Callahan Florida!

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 5pm each day!    

We will have a Kids Zone, with games and rides!!

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 only $25 per person. While supplies last and weather dependent. Announcements on rides will be made at the event.

For the Grand Finale at 9pm 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.
  • No Coolers allowed.
  • Balloon inflation will take place as soon a winds are low enough to be safe.  Listen for announcements during the event.  Usually inflation happens at dusk but could be before.
  • 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 $30 for UNLIMITED RIDES.  See vendors for details. 
  • Proceeds to benefit the Special Olympics 
  • Tickets are $20 adults, 8 Kids.  5 and under free. 
  • Balloon Rides are an additional $25 per person  



Email: greenlight@freshtix.com

           Phone: 678-701-6114

          Text message: 678-737-4093


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