OWA takes flight with Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival

One of our family’s favorite family-friendly destinations is bringing some excitement this weekend that you don’t want to miss. This year the annual Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival will now have a new home, OWA in Foley, Alabama. With a state-of-the-art property, OWA is the perfect place for this family-friendly event featuring more than 50 hot air balloons that will light up the green space at OWA and soar through the skies in the heart of Foley on May 12th, 13th and 14th.

Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival

The Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival has activities for everyone! Festival admission is free with select activities available for an additional charge. Guests will enjoy the expansive amenities of OWA including delicious restaurants, unique retail shopping options, a variety of entertainment attractions, and of course, The Park at OWA, its themed amusement park with more than 20 rides and attractions. Traditional festival activities will also be added throughout the property during the festival weekend featuring children’s activities, tethered balloon rides, balloon glows, balloons in flight, artesian and food vendors, live music, and more!

Schedule of Events

This three-day event kicks off on Thursday, May 12th from 5 pm – 9 pm with live entertainment, vendors, balloon rides and a balloon glow.  The excitement continues Friday, May 13th from 11 am – 10 pm and Saturday, May 14th from 11 am – 10 pm. More than 50 hot air balloons are scheduled to be at this year’s festival for a magical weekend of fun!  The family-friendly event has activities for everyone! Festival admission is free with select activities available for an additional charge. Guests can enjoy the amenities at OWA Parks & Resort; including restaurants, unique retail shopping choices, a variety of entertainment attractions, and of course, Tropic Falls at OWA. Traditional festival activities will also be featured throughout the property during the weekend featuring children’s activities, artesian and food vendors, live music, and tethered balloon rides, balloon glows, and balloons in flight!  Check out their website at https://gulfcoastballoonfestival.com/ or visitowa.com

For more information or to purchase tickets and signature merchandise please go to www.gulfcoastballoonfestival.com or visitowa.com

Don’t forget to add OWA to your summer vacation plans. A brand new waterpark is opening later this month!


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