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Freedom Balloon Fest

  • Fleming Loop Park Fleming Loop Road Fuquay Varina, NC, 27526 United States (map)

Come join the fun with this legendary event. There will be dozens of interactive sponsor and military displays, a ton of food options, an arts & crafts village, live music, and the opportunity to partake and watch balloons in flight. The event will take place May 26-29. The schedule for each day is listed below.

Friday, May 26, 2017

2:00pm - Festival Grounds Open to the Public.  Food Vendors and Craft Beer & Wine Garden Open
2:00pm - Merchant, Arts & Crafts Vendor Village Opens - courtesy of the Fuquay-Varina Chamber of Commerce
2:00pm - Fun Zone Opens: Children's Area featuring Games & Rides
5:00pm - Opening Ceremonies, Presentation of the Colors, National Anthem, Commissioning of Field of Flags
6:300pm - Hot Air Balloon Mass Ascension*
6:45pm - Tethered Hot Air Balloon Rides*
7:00pm - Live Music on the RE/MAX Stage
8:30pm - Hot Air Balloon Glow*
9:00pm - Live Music on the RE/MAX Stage
10:30pm - Festival Grounds Close

*All times and programming are approximate and subject to change. Balloon activities are wind/weather dependent.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

6:00am - Festival Grounds Open
6:15am - Hot Air Balloon Competition Flights*
7:00am - Breakfast Food Vendors Open - Beignets, Biscuits, Strudel, Juice, Coffee & More!
9:00am - Merchant, Arts & Crafts Vendor Village Opens
10:00 - Fun Zone Amusements & Military Displays Open
10:30am - Food Vendors Are Open for Lunch
12:00pm - Craft Beer & Wine Garden Open
1:00pm - Live Music on RE/MAX Stage
2:00pm - Live Music on RE/MAX Stage
3:00pm - Live Music on RE/MAX Stage
3:30pm - Pilot Meet & Greet courtesy of members of Carolinas Balloon Association
4:00pm - Live Music on RE/MAX Stage
5:00pm - Live Music on RE/MAX Stage
6:30pm - Hot Air Balloon Mass Ascension*
6:45pm - Tethered Hot Air Balloon Rides*

7:00pm - Live Music on the RE/MAX Stage
8:30pm - Hot Air Balloon Glow*
9:00pm - Live Music on the RE/MAX Stage
0:30pm Festival Grounds Close

*All times and programming are approximate and subject to change. Balloon activities are wind/weather dependent.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

6:00am - Festival Grounds Open
6:15am - Hot Air Balloon Competition Flights*
:00am - Breakfast Food Vendors Open
9:00am - Merchant, Arts & Crafts Vendor Village Opens
10:00am - Non-Denominational Church Service on RE/MAX Stage
10:00am-2:oopm - American Legion Car Show & Competition

1:00 - Fun Zone Amusements & Military Displays Open
11:00am - Food Vendors Are Open for Lunch
12:00pm - Craft Beer & Wine Garden Open
1:00pm - Live Music on RE/MAX Stage
2:00pm - Live Music on RE/MAX Stage
3:00pm - Live Music on RE/MAX Stage
3:30pm - Pilot Meet & Greet courtesy of members of Carolinas Balloon Association
4:00pm - Live Music on RE/MAX Stage
5:00pm - Live Music on RE/MAX Stage
6:30pm - Hot Air Balloon Mass Ascension*
6:45pm - Tethered Hot Air Balloon Rides*

7:00pm - Live Music on the RE/MAX Stage
8:30pm - Hot Air Balloon Glow*
9:00pm - Live Music on the RE/MAX Stage
0:30pm Festival Grounds Close

*All times and programming are approximate and subject to change. Balloon activities are wind/weather dependent.

Monday, May 29, 2017 - Memorial Day Events at Fleming Park

6:00am - Festival Grounds Open
6:15am - Hot Air Balloon Competition Flights*
11:00am - Closing Ceremony and De-Commissioning of Field of Flags
11:30am - Field of Flags Honor Caravan Departs with Flags for Area Military Cemeteries to Decorate Gravesites
12:00pm - Festival Closes

Earlier Event: May 26
Guest Artist and Friends