The best MS festival held on the grounds of the beautiful Rosalie Mansion, on bluffs high above the Mississippi River in historic Natchez, MS. Live, world-class musical entertainment keeps your feet moving while over 50 hot air balloons drift silently overhead. An on-site carnival and an arts and crafts market make this one of the most family friendly events in the state.
This annual event enjoyed by thousands, features racing balloonists from around the world, top-notch live music, and a host of other family friendly amenities. On Friday morning the Race kicks off with a 7:30 am flight. Later in the evening, the site holds a major Balloon Glow where visitors can see the balloons up close. Live music, a dazzling fireworks show, and a carnival for the young and young at heart round out a great beginning to a weekend you'll not soon forget. Saturday begins with another race at 7:30 am, followed by the gates opening at 11am. Live music starts at noon for a full day of amazing top-notch musical acts. In addition to the balloons and music, the festival has a Sports Tent showing all the weekend's big games on big-screen TVs, and "Blufftoberfest—an Oktoberfest-style beer garden, and a wonderful Arts and Crafts Market featuring amazing artists from all around the region. (All Ballooning events are dependent on weather)
$35 weekend pass for adults, or $10 on Friday, $25 Saturday, $10 Sunday. $10 weekend pass for children ages seven to twelve, or $5 Friday, $5 Saturday, $5 Sunday. Children 6 and under free.