The Natchez Balloon Festival will start on Friday, October 14

Photo courtesy of Natchez Balloon Festival/website.

The 37th annual Natchez Balloon Festival is fast approaching, with the event set to begin Friday at 7:30 a.m. near Rosalie Mansion.

This year’s festival is set to feature live performances from The Molly Ringwalds, YZ Ealey, Nik Parr and the SelfLess Lovers, Tank and the Bangas, Drive-By Truckers, and America’s Got Talent Chapel Hart finalist.

Other festival activities will include fireworks, local food vendors, carnival games and rides, an arts and crafts fair, the Ed Godfrey sports tent and a hot air balloon ride every morning and afternoon.

Here is the complete schedule of Natchez Hot Air Balloon Festival events:

friday october 14
  • Morning hot air balloon flight – 7:30 a.m.
  • Hot air balloon flight in the afternoon – 4:00 p.m.
  • Doors open – 4:00 p.m.
  • Balloon Glow at the festival site – 6:45 p.m.
  • Fireworks – 7:45 p.m.
  • The Molly Ringwalds – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday October 15
  • Morning hot air balloon flight – 7:30 a.m.
  • Opening of the doors of the festival – 11:00 a.m.
  • YZ Ealey – 11:00 p.m.
  • Nik Parr and Unselfish Lovers – 2:30 p.m.
  • Hot air balloon flight in the afternoon – 4:00 p.m.
  • Hart Chapel – 4:00 p.m.
  • Tank and the Bangas – 5:45 p.m.
  • Truckers Driving – 8:00 p.m.
Sunday October 16
  • Morning hot air balloon flight – 7:30 a.m.
  • Hot air balloon flight in the afternoon – 4:00 p.m.

Tickets for each day of the festival can be purchased here.