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Georgia Air Shows and Balloon Festivals

  • Hot Air Balloons at Callaway Gardens

    Photo Credit: Prim Rose

Let your spirit soar with these high-flying festivals happening in Georgia this summer and fall!

Good Neighbor Day Open House Air Show, May 19, 2018

On Saturday, May 19, guests from across the Southeastern United States are invited to gather at DeKalb-Peachtree Airport’s annual Good Neighbor Day and Open House. The event is free to attend, though there is a $10 parking fee.

Helen-Atlantic Hot Air Balloon Race, May 31 - June 2, 2018

Photo Credit: Rick Holliday | Flickr
Photo Credit: Rick Holliday | Flickr

Look to the skies as the United States’ only long distance hot air balloon race rises over the Alpine Village of Helen starting May 31. While the Helen-Atlantic Hot Air Balloon Race continues throughout the weekend, other balloonists will compete in events in Helen with balloon flights each day.

Celebrate America, June 30, 2018

Celebrate America at The Rock Ranch
Celebrate America at The Rock Ranch

Visit The Rock Ranch for its annual patriotic event, this year featuring hot air balloons! Enjoy tethered hot air balloon rides, ziplining, rock walk climbing, pony rides and spectacular fireworks.

Sky High Hot Air Balloon Festival, Aug. 31 - Sept. 2, 2018

Sky High Hot Air Balloon Festival at Callaway Gardens, Labor Day Weekend
Sky High Hot Air Balloon Festival at Callaway Gardens, Labor Day Weekend

Go up, up, and away on Labor Day weekend at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain. In addition to the regular Callaway Gardens lineup of fun, the festival offers days filled with entertainment, family activities, exhibits, demonstrations, music and more between balloon launches.

Atlanta Air Show, Oct. 13-14, 2018

Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Georgia
Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Georgia

Experience an air show in a whole new way when the Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton hosts the nation's only air show inside an "aerial stadium." The U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor Demo Team and some of the nation's top military and civilian pilots and performers will put on quite a show. See all the high-speed action in Hampton this fall.

Wings Over North Georgia Air Show, Oct. 13-14, 2018

Wings Over North Georgia Air Show in Rome, Georgia
Wings Over North Georgia Air Show in Rome, Georgia

The first weekend in October, stunt planes will perform for crowds at Russell Regional Airport in Rome. In addition to the high-flying fun, Wings Over North Georgia offers camping and a fireworks show.

Harvest Balloon Festival, Oct. 27, 2018

The shores of Looper Lake in Hall County are home to the Harvest Balloon Festival, which will feature festival fun, pumpkin carving, concerts, food, live entertainment, and more all to benefit local charities.

 

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Eileen Falkenberg-Hull

Eileen is Georgia’s official Festival Explorer and the editor of Occupy My Family, the Atlanta area’s most comprehensive resource for family fun. Click here for more Festival content from Eileen.

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