Due to weather forecast of rain, storms and winds we have decided to postpone the Franklin Hot Air Balloon Festival in order to insure a safe and fun environment for our attendees. We will communicate the new date in the very near future. Tickets will be honored for this new date and an email communication will go out to all ticket holders this afternoon. We want to thank our sponsors and vendors for their flexibility and look forward to seeing everyone soon!
The second annual Franklin Hot Air Balloon Festival
Located in the beautiful Westhaven community in Franklin, TN. This year’s event will include live music, a Kids zone, VIP tent, Beer Tent, Food trucks, Craft vendors and a spectacular Hot Air Balloon Glow at dusk by the community lake.
We work to keep this event accessible to families, keeping ticket prices affordable. We also want this event to be enjoyable for those that attend so we limit ticket sales to 5,000 people. As a result this event sells out quickly, so get your tickets now!
A fiery stage presence, a tremendous Chuck Berry-loving guitar player and a songwriter who blends intelligence, humor and aggression into something wholly idiosyncratic and tremendously entertaining
Brian Ritchey is a Nashville based singer/songwriter. He has an alt-country record drawing comparisons to acts such as Gram Parsons, Neil Young, Ryan Adams, The Jayhawks, Nick Drake, Tom Petty and more.
Raw, organic and heartfelt, roots/americana artist Sara Syms writes from the most honest, intimate and vulnerable place in her soul. Originally from Chicago, Sara Syms has been playing music for as long as she can remember.
Flat River Band
Their music is a roadmap of a musician’s journey that encompasses the different music that touched them. As an homage to their family who helped in the shaping for their love of music, you’ll be tapping your feet to their journey.
DO THE BALLOONS LAUNCH?
No. The event is an evening glow, meaning all the balloons remain on the ground during the event allowing guests to get up close and personal with these gentle giants. It’s a pretty awesome sight to see them all lit up in the evening sky.
WHAT TIME WILL THE BALLOONS BE ON DISPLAY?
The balloons begin to inflate at dusk and glow for around an hour. This means balloons are usually up from about 7:45pm to 8:45pm, conditional on weather.
CAN I PURCHASE TICKETS AT THE DOOR?
No, general admission and VIP tickets are ONLY available online, click here for tickets.
WHAT DOES MY GENERAL ADMISSION TICKET GET ME?
General admission includes admission into the event, live music, access to craft vendors and Kids Zone, food trucks and hot air balloon glow at dusk.
WHERE DO I PARK AND IS IT FREE?
Parking is free and you will be directed once onsite. Parking at last year’s event was efficient and backups were minimal
DOES THE EVENT HAVE HANDICAP PARKING?
Definitely! We have handicapped parking close to the event area. Make sure to have to have your handicap permit visible.
CAN I RIDE THE BALLOONS?
There may be a very limited number of tethered rides available based on weather. Ticket availability for rides will be determined the day of the event.
CAN I BRING CHAIRS AND BLANKETS?
Yes! However, please no tents or objects that would obstruct the view of others.
IS OUTSIDE FOOD PERMITTED?
No. Outside coolers, picnic baskets and food are NOT permitted.
IS THE MUSIC CITY BALLOON FESTIVAL DOG FRIENDLY?
Yes. Please feel free to bring your pooch. Leashes and poop bags are required.
ARE THERE REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES?
No Refunds or Exchanges. This is a rain or shine event. In the case of truly severe weather, exchange your tickets for the rain date which will be determined at a later time.
The Franklin Hot Air Balloon Festival is proud that the American Cancer Society as our charity partner