Rome Balloon Festival

Here is the low-down on attending the Rome Hot Air Balloon Festival with families:
  • Hours: The festival runs Friday 9/14 and Saturday 9/15 from 4-10pm (gates and vendors open earlier).
  • Get your tickets in advance for savings. The best deal is a Family 4-Pass (save $9+) You will need to purchase event tickets ($10 at gate or $9.17 including the $2.17 fee from Event Bright,  OR Family pass of 4 is $27.64, which saves $9 if you’re buying 4 tickets! Tickets are $10 at the gate.) Kids 2 and under are FREE
  • Parking is an extra $10 ($10+$2.24 fee in advance or $10/car at event).
  • Balloon rides are extra. Tethered rides (up and down in a hot air balloon attached to the ground with a rope) are an extra $20.
  • A full-on hot air balloon ride is $200, and will be taking off at different times than the festival and as early as 7:30am. Schedule in advance.
  • There is a kids area, train rides (unsure if this costs extra) and craft and food vendors.
  • Saturday from 4-6pm will be a “Fly-in,” meaning those with their own air crafts can fly in and park at the airport. If you have a little one who loves airplanes, you won’t want to miss this! Here is the full schedule.
  • Stay past dark to see the balloons lit up!
  • Bring 1.) Extra cash for food and vendors 2.) Blankets and/or lawn chairs 3.) A flashlight if you plan to stay for the Moonglow.
  • This festival has been done in the past up in Summerville, but they had to stop due to not enough space. The Richard B Russell Airport in Armuchee agreed to let them hold it there this year.
  • More info at

It should be a great time and we hope to see you there!


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30 thoughts on “Rome Balloon Festival

  1. I would love to come my daughter is 2 months old and she loves everything with color! she loves to look around this would be awesome! thank you


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