What’s that in the sky along with the sun, clouds and birds? It’s a colorful hot air balloon—or it will be soon! Save the date for the first-ever RISE Hattiesburg Hot Air Balloon Festival coming up August 12th-13th!
The inaugural RISE Hattiesburg Hot Air Balloon Festival
Make plans to have a fun, new experience during the RISE Hattiesburg Hot Air Balloon Festival on Friday, August 12th, and Saturday, August 13th.
Not only will guests have the chance to see hot air balloons in action (weather-permitting), they can support a good cause too! The hot air balloon festival is a fundraiser for RISE.
RISE is a nonprofit on a mission to “educate, empower and encourage people to self-sufficiency.” Now, they’ll take that mission to the skies with more festival fun than you can imagine!
More about the festival
There will be live music, food, exhibits, vendors and an art auction. Plus, tons of colorful hot air balloons! Visitors will even be able to hop aboard for tethered rides—again, weather-permitting.
There will be other activities on-site as well. Games, rides and a petting zoo will add to the overall excitement.
As far as the art auction, expect uniquely handcrafted pieces from talented artists around the community.
For example, if you love “made in Mississippi” pottery, you’ll love knowing you can add to your collection with RISE Hattiesburg Hot Air Balloon Festival exclusives from Xapa Studio.
The center is located at 962 Sullivan Drive in Hattiesburg. Depending on your route, that’s about a 12- to 16-minute drive from us.
This weekend long event is free to attend. Again, it’s all happening August 12th-13th from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
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