On-site parking for automobiles, golf cars and handicap cars will be available at The Villages Polo Club for all three days of the Balloon Festival. Since we are anticipating a large turnout for this event, please be aware that once our on-site parking has reached capacity, cars will be routed to our satellite lots. All parking and shuttle service is provided at no charge. Shuttle service will begin once parking is moved to the satellite lots. There will be no parking in the satellite lots until the on-site lots are full. The last shuttle run from the satellite lots to the Festival site will be at 8:30pm.
The Villages Polo Club is located at 700 Buena Vista Drive, The Villages. On event days, cars will be directed to enter at the North/Players entrance and the golf cars will enter at the south entrance. Shuttle bus drop off sites are located at the south entrance. Satellite parking lots will not open until all on-site parking is full. Parking lot shuttles will run throughout each day, back and forth to the event site, until 10:00 pm. If you park in the satellite lots, please do not expect shuttles to run later than 10:00pm.
Please note – there is no parking in the streets or neighborhoods surrounding the event. Do not park on those streets – you will be ticketed and towed.
As with all outdoor events, come prepared. Wear comfortable shoes and be prepared to walk distances. Please bring your own chairs or blankets for watching the balloons and entertainment. Some tents and chairs will be available on-site for rentals on a first come, first served basis.