After much consideration and deliberation, the Board of Directors of Balloons Over Rockbridge has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Balloons Over Rockbridge Hot Air Balloon Festival. We feel there are too many unknown factors at this time to move ahead with this year's festival. The safety of our community, pilots, entertainers, vendors and festival guests is our top priority this year and we feel that having an event of this magnitude at this time would would be socially irresponsible. We are saddened to have to make this decision but will continue our planning in order to have an extraordinary event with some new updates in 2021.

We will be contacting the vendors and sponsors who have already contributed to this year's event and they will receive credit toward the 2021 festival or a full refund. Those who have booked flights will also be contacted and given refunds or the option of moving their flight to 2021 as well.

We remain hopeful that all of you will stay healthy and be smart as our communities return to a new normal. We will see you on July 2 & 3, 2021!!!

Be Safe and Responsible in the coming weeks!!!



Bring a chair or blanket to sit on and enjoy great local bands, a variety of food and merchandise vendors, beer and wine, a Pizza Eating Challenge sponsored by Papa John’s, children’s activities and most of all…..



               -Piloted balloon flights are taking place at 6 am and 6 pm on Friday

                and Saturday. Flights are $200 per person. 

                Email dee@balloonsoverrockbridge.com to book your flight today!


               -Tethered flights will be available Friday 6:30-8:30 pm and

                Saturday 4-7 pm. Rides are first come first served and cost

                $15 for Adults and $10 for children under 10.


              -Static Hot Air Balloon Display and Pilot Meet and Greet


               -Spectacular Ed McDaniel Memorial Balloon Glow at 9 pm on



               - All balloon activities are weather dependent. 

                 Click here for Ballooning FAQs


Admission to the event is FREE!!!!




Check out our full schedule of events here!


Proceeds from the event go to local Rockbridge County Charities. 

Check out this year’s recipients here!


If you would like to learn more about ballooning

click here to volunteer for a balloon crew.

No experience necessary!


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