La Balooza Hot Air Balloon Festival

The La Balooza Hot Air Balloon Festival coming December 16th and 17th to the Gainesville Raceway!

This family-friendly event features Vendor Markets, Food Vendors, Live Music, Kids Zone, Magicians, Jugglers, Roaming Entertainers and lots of other great festival experiences!

Get the whole family out for a great family fun time! See incredible Hot Air Balloons! Check that bucket list and get a ride on a tethered Hot Air Balloon!

See the spectacular Night Glow & Laser Show twice each evening featuring towering hot air balloons, Huge burner flames, high-powered LASERS, and pyrotechnics all synchronized to high-energy music and produce an epic experience & unbelievable ‘Wow!’ moments.

Gates open at 5pm! Get tickets now before we sell out!

Your tickets include:

  • Free Parking
  • Entrance into the Festival
  • DJ & Live Music for your entertainment from a variety of Artists.
  • The Vendor Market with tons of cool and interesting stuff for sale!
  • Roaming entertainers
  • The Night Glow and Laser Show twice each night!

We will also have for an additional fee:

  • Food Vendors with bunches of fantastic Festival Style food to choose from!
  • Kids Zone with rides, games, magicians and jugglers!
  • Tethered Hot Air Balloon Rides $25 per person! Check that BUCKET LIST!

At 8pm & 10PM EACH NIGHT we will have the fantastic NIGHT GLOW Experience! Hot Air Balloon Glow & Laser show where we will light up all the balloons in unison with crowd participatory “Count Downs”! This show incorporates Music and visually stunning coordinated burns by the Hot Air Balloons & High Powered Lasers.. creating a NIGHT GLOW!

Bring your blankets, chairs and umbrellas and set up your own viewing spot!


  • Parking is free and onsite. Watch for Parking signs. VIP Parking and Handicapped Parking available.
  • No Coolers allowed.
  • Balloon inflation will take place as soon a winds are low enough to be safe. Listen for announcements during the event.
  • Rain will not hinder the festival part of the event and the LASER SHOW. It will hinder balloon inflation as balloon fabric obsorbs the rain. If rain stops the balloons from setting up your tickets are good for another day or any other show.
  • This is not a MASS ASCENSION event. Balloons stay at this event.
  • No outside Food, Beverage or alcohol is permitted.
  • Proceeds to benefit the Special Olympics
  • Advance Tickets are $20 adults, $8 Kids 17 and under. 5 and under Free.
  • Tickets at the Gate will be higher $30 Adults $15 Kids
  • Balloon Rides are NOT guaranteed as they are weather permitting

– Email:
– Phone: 678-701-6114
– Text message: 678-737-4093

March 1, 2023 9:00 AM
9:00 am

Hot Air Balloon Festival