Rome Balloon Festival - Hot Air Balloons

September 14 & 15 2018

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SEPTEMBER 14th & 15th 2018

NW Georgia's Largest Balloon Festival

Since 2008 we have been gracing the skies over NW Georgia with our beautiful hot air balloons.  The 2018 Rome Balloon Festival will be held on September 14 & 15th at the picturesque Richard B. Russell Airport in Rome GA.

Fun for the whole family!

Bring the entire family out to enjoy the Hot Air Balloon festivities in Rome GA.  We will offer Tethered Hot Air Balloons giving rides,  tons of craft vendors, rides for the kids, aerial stunts by Tiger Flight and beautiful airplanes on display from the Museum of Flight.  September 14th & 15th 2018!

Antique Airplanes & Helicopters on display

The Museum of Flight  is dedicated to raising awareness of aviation and the important role it has played in shaping our nation's history. Not only do we provide displays, a vast collection of historic flight and military memorabilia and maintain these planes, the museum also donates to the local children's hospital.

Craft Fair & Market


Tons of craft and retail vendor selling all kinds of fantastic one of a kind merchandise.  Come out and get your shop on!

Festival Food!

Lots of mouth watering delights!

All kinds of Festival Style delicacies including BBQ, Roasted Corn on the Cob, Oven Fired Pizza, Cheese Steaks, French Fries, Corn Dogs, Nachos, Funnel Cakes, Cotton Candy, Shaved Ice, Fresh Squeezed Lemonade, and much much more!


Aircraft Show

Have your own aircraft?

Fly in and show off  your aircraft for prizes and trophies.  Saturday the 15th from 4-6pm. See "FLY IN" page for more information.

The Moon Glow

Fantastically Beautiful!

Balloons inflate and light themselves from within. The sight of hot air balloons lit up like giant light bulbs is breathtaking. Pilots will coordinate ‘all burns’ where they fire up their burners illuminating their balloons all at once and also perform ‘count downs’ which are very crowd participatory events. The balloons will glow on Friday and Saturday evenings around 8:00 pm. Don't miss the glow at our festival!