Freedom Balloon Fest

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

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