Natchez Balloon Festival returns for its 36th year, held on Oct. 15-17, 2021. Since 1986, the festival has filled historic downtown Natchez with hot-air balloons, local live music, and dozens of art and food vendors. The Natchez Balloon Festival takes place in the heart of historic downtown on the beautiful grounds of the Rosalie.
Thursday, October 14th- Kick off the weekend at Live @ Five Natchez held at the Natchez Bandstand with NRhythm. Bring your blankets, chairs, and dancing shoes.
Friday, October 15th- Festival gates open at 4:00 p.m. Balloon Glow at 6:45 at the festival site. Music line up YZ Ealey and The Fabulous Thunderbirds.
Saturday, October 16th- Festival gates open at 11:00 a.m. Music line up: Matt Willis Trio, Jamell Richardson, J & The Causeways, Tank and the Bangas, and Christone “Kingfish” Ingram.
For more information and to purchase your weekend passes, visit https://natchezballoonfestival.com/.
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday – Look to the sky to catch hot air balloons soaring over Natchez.
7:30 a.m. “Morning Balloon Flight” and the 4:00 p.m. “Afternoon Balloon Flight,” lifting off from various locations around Natchez. All scheduled balloon flights are weather permitting.