Bluff City Balloon Jamboree Kicks Off at Shelby Farms – FOX13 News Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The Bluff City Balloon Jamboree kicks off Friday at Shelby Farms.

The hot air balloon festival runs until Sunday, June 19.

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Tickets for public Jamboree events are available at a discounted rate.

The annual festival is expected to include more than 20 hot air balloons, tethered hot air balloon rides, a balloon glow event, carnival, arts and crafts, and live music.

Last year’s event sold out early, the statement said.

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“We are thrilled to bring the Bluff City Balloon Jamboree back to the Mid-South and to the stunning location of Shelby Farms Park June 17-19,” said Bluff City Balloon Jamboree Co-Founder Skip Durham. “Our inaugural event in 2021 was a huge success and we look forward to lighting up the skies again this summer.”

During the three days of the festival, general admission ticket buyers can witness the glow of dozens of hot air balloons up close while enjoying live music, carnival games and rides.

“The Bluff City Balloon Jamboree offers awe-inspiring views and fun for the whole family,” Durham said. “It’s never too early to plan an unforgettable Father’s Day weekend by purchasing tickets in advance. We expect this year’s event to sell out like last year.

Admission is free for children 10 and under with general admission tickets currently being offered at a reduced rate of $12, according to the release.

Prices increase to $25 closer to the event.

Tickets for the captive rides are available for purchase at the event for $25. Festival-goers can also enhance their experience with the purchase of a VIP Experience or Ultimate VIP Experience admission ticket.

The VIP experience includes admission for one person, VIP parking pass, access to the VIP tent with an unobstructed view of the balloons and the stage, and a VIP hot air balloon ride with balloon baskets with a door for easy access. The VIP tent also includes a buffet and soft drinks, according to the statement.

VIP Experience tickets are on sale now for $60. Prices then increase to $100.

The ultimate VIP experience includes a VIP parking pass, access to the VIP tent with a buffet, three liquor coupons, a VIP hot air balloon ride with balloon baskets with a door for easy access and a pass -unlimited pass for the carnival. Ultimate VIP Experience tickets are on sale now for $100. Prices later increase to $150.


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