Hot Air Balloon Festival this weekend!

Want to get your dad a fun experience for Father’s Day? Take him on a hot air balloon ride! 

This year is the 10th anniversary of the Hot Air Balloon Festival in Foley. There’s plenty to do both in the air, and on the grounds of the Foley Sports Complex.

The event kicks off Thursday, June 12th with the Tanger Outlets Kickoff and Glow Event. Spin the wheel for prizes at the Tanger Outlet Center located on Highway 59. There will also be children’s entertainment, a hot air balloon glow, and four-day super sale. Thursday night’s activities begin at 6:30pm.

Friday, the festival kicks off at 2pm at the Foley Sports Complex located on Highway 98 in Foley. Those attending can enjoy arts and crafts, a free kid’s fun zone, the hot air balloon glow at dusk and the world-famous disc-connected K-9 frisbee dog shows. Friday night’s music headliner will be The Molly Ringwalds.

Saturday the fun kicks off early, at 6am. Saturday night’s music headliner will be the Mulligan Brothers. Events offered Friday will also be offered Saturday.

Both Friday and Saturday tethered balloon rides will be available. For more information or to purchase a balloon ride click here: http://www.GulfCoastBalloonFestival.com

Admission to the festival is free! Parking on site is offered for a $5 charge. A free shuttle service from the Tanger Outlets is going to run Friday & Saturday 2-10pm. Shuttle pick-up is located behind the Nike Factory Store.

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