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May 31 - June 2, 2019

The Villages Balloon Festival is counting down the days until our inaugural event!

This exciting event will feature hot air balloon flights, tethered balloon rides, entertainment as well as retail and arts and crafts vendors. Exciting new food offerings will be available in the “Fly Me to the Food” alley – refreshing beers and wines for sale in the “Bottoms Up Beer Garden”. For the younger crowds lots of free entertainment in The Kids Zone. So much fun, we needed three days to pack it all in!

Just remember, the event goes on – rain or shine! Balloon flights and glows at scheduled times for each day and evening. Check out the Event Schedule for times each day.


The Villages is very proud to be hosting our very first balloon event and are honored to be partnering with Dan and Susan Stukas as our Balloon Meisters. Dan and Susan have decades of experience in the ballooning industry and we are so happy that they have agreed to coordinate all of our ballooning competitions, activities, and pilots. The Villages Polo Club’s first annual balloon festival is sure to be a success with the support of the entire Villages community and the wise guidance of Dan and Susan.

Please note that ALL balloon activities are dependent upon the weather. The decision to proceed with each balloon activity is made just prior to that scheduled activity.
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We encourage you to bring your chairs. All balloon events are dependent on the weather.
Security measures will be in effect including bag checks. No animals (with exception of service animals), contraband, or outside food and drinks, including alcohol, will be permitted.