Choose from Three Options
- $30 for two Groupons, each valid for a VIP package ($55 total value)
- $55 for four Groupons, each valid for a VIP package ($110 total value)
- $72 for six Groupons, each valid for a VIP package ($165 total value)
The VIP package includes:
- One ticket to the festival
- One souvenir wine glass
- One parking pass
Guests may use their tickets for either day. The festival opens at 6 a.m. each morning for the first balloon launches of the day—check the schedule for a full lineup of activities.
Mid-Atlantic Balloon Festival
The Mid-Atlantic Balloon Festival gives visitors a chance to get an up-close view of more than 20 hot-air balloon teams from across the country, and then observe them in their natural habitat: the sky. The weekend-long festival is held on the grassy expanse of Meadow Event Park. The main attractions are the morning and early-evening flights, when all 20 colorful vessels take to the air at once and gracefully interrupt the annual paper-plane migration.
On Saturday, a sweeping balloon-glow display will light up the night sky. Meanwhile, off-site rides instill wonder with dawn or near-dusk flights in one of the balloons—and include transportation back to the grounds in the chase car. And yet balloons aren't the festival's only draw: regional crafts vendors display their hand-made apparel and arts, while craft beer and wine tastings pair with food from local restaurants. Throughout each day, live bands play classic rock and new wave, old-school jazz and R&B, and folk-infused country.