40th South County Balloon Festival

Sunday, July 22, 2018

URI Athletic Fields

39th Annual South County Hot Air Balloon Festival

The Annual South County Hot Air Balloon Festival is an ongoing gathering of community, bbq, music, and of course lots of balloons.

The event is held at the University of Rhode Island Athletic Fields in Kingston, R.I. each July, and features up to 14 hot air balloonists or aeronauts for three days of flying around Southern Rhode Island.

Visit the website for each day's schedule of featured acts and balloon events!

*ADMISSION FEES include general admission to the festival and many scheduled events.  Visitors with paid admission may leave the festival and return the same day. 

 Tickets for teathered balloon flights can be purchased directly at the balloon field prior to the flight. All flights subject to wind and weather restrictions determined by the professional balloonists immediately prior to ascension.

Balloons ascend only in the morning (between 6 – 8am) and in the evening (between 7-9pm) weather permitting.

Balloons DO NOT ascend all day.

Event Type

Special Events



Conferences and Special Programs
Contact Person

Jay Shartenberg

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