Explore beautiful Fitzgerald and the surrounding area like you’ve never seen before and cross “hot air balloon ride” off your bucket list!
Hot air balloonists will be providing untethered early morning (~7:00am Sat) and mid-afternoon (~3:00pm/Fri & Sat) balloon rides with tethered balloon rides throughout the day on Saturday (~10:00am-3:00pm) weather permitting. You can sign up for both tethered ($10) and untethered ($200/person) balloon rides at the event (look for the balloonist tent). Or you may book your untethered balloon flight in advance by completing and submitting our advance booking form below.
Tethered – the hot air balloon is attached to a rope and the balloon goes up into the air for 5-10 minutes that holds 4-5 people per ride.
Untethered – the hot air balloon is not attached to a rope and is an hour long ride that holds 4-5 people also.
There is no age restriction but children must be able to stand on their own to enjoy the ride.
Untethered Balloon rides (the hot air balloon is not attached to a rope) last approximately one hour and cost $200/person.
Tethered Balloon Rides (the hot air balloon is attached to a rope) last approximately 5-10 minutes and cost $10/person.