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Southwest Louisiana Hot Air Balloon Festival

Chennault International Airport

  • Dates: July 19, 2019 - July 20, 2019
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Chennault International Airport
  • Time: 3:00 PM to 11:00 PM
  • Price: See description for details
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Southwest Louisiana Hot Air Balloon Festival will kick-off festivities on July 19th and go through July 20th. Each day will bring you a different experience; it will feature a balloon glow and fireworks display each night at 8:30 pm, a barbecue competition, and a beer festival on Saturday.

Schedule:

  • Friday is Church Night (Alcohol-Freel Free)
    • 3:00 pm - Gates open for VIP/youth group church groups
    • 5:00 pm - General Admission gates open
    • 5:30-8:30 pm - Local worship groups
    • 8:45 pm - Balloon Glow
    • 9:00 pm - Fireworks
    • 9:15 pm - Headliner
    • 10:45 pm - Gates close for the day
  • Saturday is the Sanctioned Barbecue Cook-Off and Beer Festival
    • 3:00 pm - Gates open for private beer tasting
    • 5:00 pm - General Admission gates open
    • 5:30-8:30 pm - Local Artist Play
    • 8:45 pm - Balloon Glow
    • 9:00 pm - Fireworks
    • 9:15 pm - Headliner
    • 10:45 pm - Gates close for the day

Tickets:

  • General Admission: We are updating and securing locations to pick up these completely free tickets. These tickets are provided complimentary by our participating sponsors. These are available only while supplies last. 
  • General Admission anytime:  $15 festival entry anytime. Kids 14 and under will be free.
  • Beer Festival Pass:  Receive early entry at 3 pm to festival grounds and experience craft beer at its best. Your pass will allow you to sample over 100 beers. This pass includes a souvenir glass for endless sampling from 3pm-7pm
  • VIP Pass:  A true VIP experience! You get early entry to the festival, a t-shirt, a souvenir glass, unlimited beer sampling, access to VIP air-conditioned tent, access to air-conditioned restrooms, special seating for concerts, VIP Parking, and a group meet and greet with the artists.

Tickets can be purchased online here.