ROME GEORGIA!!! June 28th & 29th 2019!



Arrive early

Make sure you give yourself plenty of time to beat the "last minute" traffic and get into the festival with plenty of time to spare!  Gates open at 4pm on Friday June 28th and 10am on Saturday June 29th.

Bring your chairs & blankets

Blankets and Chairs allowed! We do allow personal umbrella's for shade or possible rain. Sorry, we DO NOT allow coolers or pets. Set up your chairs in the Balloon Viewing Area.

VIP Area

VIP area is available.  VIP Area has luxury AIR CONDITIONED bathrooms and free liquid refreshents.  VIP area has special "UP FRONT" viewing of the Hot Air Balloons! Space is limited.  Get your tickets before they sell out.

Free Parking

Free parking is available on site. With backup parking, in adjacent lots very close to the Richard B Russell Airport. Shuttles will be operating as frequently as possible. Please arrive early to avoid delays. Plan accordingly for delays at the end of the evening to get back to your vehicle and out of the airport. VIP parking and Handicapped parking is available right up close to the festival. VIP & HANDICAPPED must be purchased in advance. Get your tickets for VIP Parking & Handicapped quickly before they sell out.

Best route to take?
From i75/140 come into the airport VIA Old Dalton Rd.
From HWY 27 South head east on 140 and take OLD Dalton Rd.
From HWY 27 north from Rome, take Armuchee Connector and make a left on OLD Dalton RD.  
Do NOT use Russell Field Rd. You will be REROUTED to Old Dalton Rd.

Friday eve, and all day Saturday - hours & conditions

Friday evening hours are 5pm-10pm and Saturday hours are 11am - 10pm.    Weather conditions:
Weather will be hot and plan accordingly by dressing in light clothing, use sunscreen and drink plenty of liquids. Bring personal umbrellas for shade or possible rain.

When do the balloons go up?

Balloons set up after 5pm Friday and Saturday this is depending on wind and weather it may be later than expected.  Please be patient as we cannot control the winds or the weather.  We will provide updates throughout the evening.  The Aviation portion of the Festival which includes Aerial formation flying and flyovers is Saturday from 11am to 5pm.