Fuel Up and Take Off for the 5th Annual Ascension Hot Air Balloon Festival

The 2017 Ascension Hot Air Balloon Festival returns to Gonzales, right in the heart of Ascension Parish.

The two-day festival consists of hot air balloon glows, live entertainment, a classic car show, barbecue competition, great food, nightly fireworks shows, carnival rides and plenty of fun activities for children of all ages.

After a successful 2015 festival, organizers were thrilled to have one of the highest turnouts yet and be named one of Southeast Tourism Society’s top 20 events for September 2016. Unfortunately, the devastating August flooding forced cancellation of the 2016 festival. Organizers are excited to bring the festival back to Ascension Parish in 2017!

The 2017 festival will again take place on the grounds of the Lamar Dixon Expo Center. We invite you to bring the entire family down to Ascension Parish September 22 – 23, and see why this year’s Ascension Hot Air Balloon Festival is the place to be this fall. Admission is $5.00 for adults, free for children 6 and under.

No pets, ice chests, tents, food or beverage, or weapons are permitted on the festival grounds. Bags, backpacks, strollers and wagons may be subject to security checks for your safety.

The Crossing Apartments, an extraordinary blend of comfortable and convenient apartments in Denham Springs, Louisiana, would like to remind our friends and neighbors of this event!

Event Date/Time:
Friday, September 22, 2017—4:00 PM

Event Venue Location:
Lamar Dixon Expo Center
9039 S St. Laundry Road
Gonzales, Louisiana 70737

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