The Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival in Foley, Alabama is a vibrant and captivating annual event that offers a wide array of exciting activities and attractions.
Events and Activities
As the sun sets and the sky fills with a mesmerizing display of colorful hot air balloons, festival-goers can enjoy a magical balloon glow that lights up the night. The festival features thrilling balloon races and competitions that showcase the skill and precision of hot air balloon pilots. For those seeking a taste of adventure, tethered balloon rides provide a unique perspective of the festival grounds and the surrounding Gulf Coast landscape. In addition to the breathtaking aerial displays, visitors can explore an assortment of artisan and craft vendors, savor delicious local cuisine, and enjoy live music performances, creating an unforgettable experience for all who attend.
Visitors can immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the Gulf Shores with its pristine beaches, offering opportunities for sunbathing, water sports, and bird-watching. For history enthusiasts, the Foley Railroad Museum is a fascinating stop, providing insights into the region’s railway heritage. Nearby, the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo offers a chance to get up close and personal with a variety of exotic animals.