Collierville Balloon Festival
Presented by Alston Construction
Sept. 16 - 17, 2023
The Collierville Balloon Festival returns again in 2023 on Maynard Way (behind Walmart). The Festival brings together more than 20 stunning hot air balloons, live entertainment, food, arts & crafts vendors, and more to provide a great time for the whole family. Proceeds from the event will support education programs in the local community.
Rise And Shine
(At or around sunrise on Saturday and Sunday – weather permitting)
Begin Saturday (Sept. 16) and Sunday (Sept. 17) mornings with a FREE breathtaking dawn ascension of participating balloons. Mere pictures strain to do justice to the sight of the ascension, but rest assured, you’ll want to bring your camera.
Fun For Everyone in the Afternoon
Gates will open at 3:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday for the Collierville Balloon Festival. There will be live music, a Kids' Zone sponsored by Le Bonheur Children's Hospital, food trucks and other food vendors, as well as arts & crafts vendors. Enjoy carnival rides*, midway games*, and activities for all ages .
Tickets are required to attend the festival. Festival hours 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm.
*Additional fees for carnival rides and midway games.
Book a Balloon Ride
The Collierville Balloon Festival will have a LIMITED number of balloon flights available for sale for Saturday, September 16th and Sunday, September 17th in the early morning around sunrise and early evening. Flights typically occur about an hour before sunset but vary depending on weather conditions and wind speeds. These balloons will take off from the field on Maynard Way. A ticket to the balloon festival must also be purchased to do a balloon flight. Balloon flights are 100% weather permitting.
The cost for a balloon ride is $300 per person plus booking fees. Click here to book your balloon ride. If the ride is cancelled due to weather, we will try to reschedule or give you a refund less the booking fees. See terms and conditions when booking.
Go For A Tethered Balloon Ride
Step directly into the wonder of hot air ballooning – for $20 per person, passengers of all ages can take a tethered balloon ride and get a bird’s-eye view of the entire event.
Tickets must be purchased at the event (after 6pm).
Tethered rides typically occur after 6:00 pm – wind and weather permitting.
Stroll Through The Marketplace
Meet local artists and artisans, and see their work available for purchase. Learn about services and products offered by local and regional businesses.
Vendor spots are full for this year's event.
On both evenings come see the balloon glow, featuring the festival’s balloons lighting the evening sky. Truly a remarkable experience. Bring a blanket or lawn chair to sit back and relax and enjoy the spectacular display.
Weather and wind permitting.
Stay tuned for more updates.
Propane provided by
Weather conditions for ballooning are best just after sunrise and 2-3 hours before sunset. Light, ideal winds (4-6 mph) often occur during these times. Hot Air Balloons will NOT be up during the day, when the sun is high, thermals (large bubbles of hot air that rise from the sun-heated earth) make ballooning hazardous.