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Ascension Hot Air Balloon Festival

  • 9039 St. Landry Road Gonzales, LA 70737
  • Lamar-Dixon Expo Center
  • September 21, 2018 - September 22, 2018
  • Recurring daily
  • Price: $6, kids 12 and under are free
  • (225) 450-1009

The 2018 Ascension Hot Air Balloon Festival is here! Book your stay and make the short drive to Gonzales, a neighboring city of Baton Rouge with plenty to do

The two day festival consists of hot air balloon glows, live entertainment, barbecue competition,  great food, nightly fireworks shows, carnival rides and plenty of fun activities for children of all ages.

The 2018 festival will again take place on the grounds of the Lamar Dixon Expo Center. We invite you to bring the entire family down to Ascension Parish September 21 – 22, and see why this year’s Ascension Hot Air Balloon Festival is the place to be this fall. Admission is $6.00 for adults, free for children 8 and under.

NO Pets, Ice chests, Tents, Food, Beverage, Weapons or Illegal Substances are permitted on the festival grounds. Bags, backpacks, wagons and strollers may be subject to security checks for your safety.

For hot air balloon rides or promotions contact Robert Ambeau, Director of Balloon Operations at 225-450-6201 or  Also, if you are interested in volunteering as crew at the Balloon Festival please contact Robert Ambeau as well.  

For more Baton Rouge festivals, click here. Looking for more to do before and after the festival? Check out our event calendar.