The Villages Balloon Festival

February 7 - 8, 2020

Location: The Villages Polo Club, The Villages, Florida

This new Hot Air Balloon Festival will be hosted by the Villages Polo Club and offer a variety of events and entertainment.  From rides in a hot air balloon to a variety of food trucks and vendors - even a miniature pony petting zoo! - this festival has something for everyone!


Once you arrive you can go on your very own aerial adventure during a tethered balloon flight. Flights are offered on a first come first serve basis, but for those who miss the opportunity to get their head in the clouds, these beautiful balloons still offer an incredible backdrop for some summer instagram photos sure to make anyone jealous. 

For those who aren’t a fan of heights, the festival still offers plenty of fun activities that won’t require you to take your feet off the ground. Foodies will take delight in the “Fly Me to the Food” alley which will feature everything from gourmet donuts to smoothie bowls to Carolina style Barbecue!  An exciting Kids’ Zone will feature bounce houses, face painting, and a miniature horse petting zoo. And they’ve got something to help mom and dad relax too - refreshing beers and wines will be for sale in the “Bottoms Up Beer Garden”.

Hot Air Balloon


Later in the afternoon, guests can experience the spectacle of professional hot air balloon pilots taking part in the Balloon Flight Competition. The festival encourages guests to bring picnic blankets or lawn chairs to ensure comfortable viewing of the breathtaking event. On Saturday, attendees will have the opportunity to meet and greet these courageous pilots who will be sharing all about their experiences and adventures.

To keep all guests entertained, different musical guests will be performing throughout every day of the festival. From Bluegrass, to Soul, to British Rock, this festival has something for everyone.

Balloon Glow


The most magical sight of the day is sure to be the Balloon Glow event. Taking place every night before the end of the day's festivities, guests can watch in aw as the balloons begin to twinkle and shine as the day turns to night. Be sure to check out the festival as you wont want to miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity to fly through the sky!  

The Villages Balloon Festival