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.
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.
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.
If you are interested in being a vendor, click here to apply.
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.
Thanks to our Sponsors
Kids' Zone Presented by
Propane provided by
Water donated by
Video & Photography 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.