The Great Mississippi River Balloon Race is Mississippi’s most exciting festival! The race begins Friday October 17, 2014.
Pilots compete to win prizes Saturday and Sunday mornings by tossing out sandbags onto a large ground target! Spectators can see the beautiful array of balloons as they fly over the cities of Natchez, Vidalia, and the Mississippi River.
Enjoy live music all weekend long. Bring the kids and the kids at heart to the experience some thrilling carnival rides and games. Worried about food?
Don’t Be! We will have plenty of good food for you and your family to choose from. Football fans can experience the festival and watch college football on Saturday and the New Orleans Saints on Sunday at the popular Sports Bar Tent!Our balloon festival weekend starts with the Friday Morning Media/Biathlon Flight and continues through Sunday evening with a stage full of World Renowned Musicians.
The festival takes place on the grounds of Rosalie Bicentennial Gardens , On Broadway Street in historic downtown Natchez.