Northwest Georgia Hot Air Balloon & Aviation Festival

Event Date

Friday, June 28, 2019
5:00pm - 10:00pm


Dates & times for June 2019
Friday, June 28, 2019 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Saturday, June 29, 2019 11:00am - 10:00pm


Richard B Russell Airport
304 Russell Field Rd NE
Rome GA 30165


  • Tethered Balloon Ride: $20.00
  • Child General Admission: $10.00
  • Adult General Admission: $14.00


Come join us for the Northwest Georgia Balloon Festival!
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The second annual Northwest Georgia Hot Air Balloon & Aviation Festival is coming to Rome, Ga., June 28 and 29, 2019! Featuring hot air balloons, airplanes and helicopters. With over 100 craft and retail vendors, festival food vendors, and rides for kids of all ages, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Check off that bucket list and get a ride in a Hot Air Balloon for only $20!

The Aviation portion of the festival is Friday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday, 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. Balloon portion of the festival is on Saturday, 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. 

Balloons set up around 6 p.m. depending on wind and other weather conditions. The fantastic Hot Air Moon Glow will take place after dusk at approximately 9 p.m. Winds die down about an hour before dusk making it an optimal time to set up the hot air balloons. Balloons will not fly off. The balloons will stay and offer tethered rides all evening, capped off with the beautiful Balloon Glow.

The Aviation portion of the event will offer FLY BY's, Aerial Formation Flying, Static Antique Military Airplanes and other on display.

Bring your chairs and blankets and set up a spot by your favorite balloon.

VIP tickets available include: table and chairs and exclusive viewing area with luxury, and climate controlled bathrooms. Limited availability.

Parking is free.

Tickets available here:

Facility Amenities
  • Free Parking
Payment Options
  • American Express
  • MasterCard
  • Discover
  • Visa
Suitable for Ages
  • All Ages
Group Amenities
  • Group-Friendly
General Information
  • Family-Friendly