18th Annual Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival

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Thursday, May 12, 5 p.m.-9 p.m.
Friday, May 13, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Saturday, May 14, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

The South Baldwin Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the dates for the 18th Annual Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival.

The most recent festival this past May recorded significant growth with our location moving to OWA, and the committee is eagerly preparing for an even bigger and better festival in 2022.

The family-friendly event has activities for everyone! Festival admission is free with select activities available for an additional charge. Guests will enjoy the expansive amenities of OWA including various restaurants, unique retail shopping choices, a variety of entertainment attractions, and of course, Tropic Falls at OWA – its themed amusement park with more than 20 rides and attractions to experience.

Traditional festival activities will also be added throughout the property during the festival weekend featuring children’s activities, artesian and food vendors, live music, and (weather permitting) tethered balloon rides, balloon glow, and balloons in flight!

More than 55 hot air balloons will light up the green space at OWA and soar through the skies in the heart of Foley. Balloons fly at dawn and dusk each day, wind and weather permitting.

For a small fee, use of the VIP area gives you a place to eat, rest, and enjoy the fellowship!

For more information or to purchase tickets and signature merchandise please go to or