Helen-Atlantic Hot Air Balloon Race

NE Georgia Mountains

Helen-Atlantic Hot Air Balloon Race

Dates: 6/5/14 - 6/7/14

Helen-Atlantic Hot Air Balloon Race

Private Property

663 Edelweiss St.
Helen, GA 30545



The South's oldest balloon event and the United States' only long distance hot air balloon race will begin (weather permitting) with a mass ascension of 30 bright and colorful hot air balloons in North Georgia's Alpine Village - Helen.

Race competitors and local flyers will take to the sky at 7 a.m., Thursday, June 5, 2014. If the weather conditions are too windy or storms are forecast, the take off will be postponed until conditions are acceptable. While the competition to the Atlantic continues, other balloonists compete in local events beginning Thursday evening around 6 p.m.. Local flying events will take place also on Friday and Saturday. The balloons will fly around 7:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. each day (weather permitting). The balloons will only fly for around 1-2 hours.

There will be many opportunities available to the public, including assisting with the inflations, being a part of a chase crew, taking a tethered ride in a balloon or a champagne flight over the mountains.

  • Info & Amenities
  • Hours of Operation

    Thursday: 7:00AM - 6:00PM

    Friday: 7:00AM - 6:00PM

    Saturday: 7:00AM - 6:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Admission $0

    Tethered balloon rides $10

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking, Parking on Site

    General Information


    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


    Entertainment, Family Friendly, Sports & Racing


Helen-Atlantic Hot Air Balloon Race Photos