Festival Schedule

Time EventsPlace

Friday August 5th, 2022

2:00 PMGates OpenMain Gate
2:00 PMVendors and Kids Areas OpenVendor Area
2:00 PMBeer and Wine Tents Opens3C Beer and Wine Tent
3:00 PM to 5:00 PMLive BandTBAMain Stage
4:00 PM to 9:00 PMTethered RidesTethered Balloon Rides (Weather Permitting)Balloon Launch Area
5:30 PMFlight BriefingPilot's Tent
6:00 PMBalloon LaunchEvening Flight #1 (Weather Permitting)Balloon Launch Area
6:30 PM to 8:30 PMLive BandTBAMain Stage
8:00 PMBeer and Wine Tent Closes3C Beer and Wine Tent
8:30 PMVendors CloseVendor Area
8:16 PMSunset
8:30 PM to 9:00 PMBalloon Glow #1 (Weather Permitting)Balloon Launch Area
10:00 PMFestival Grounds Close

Saturday, August 6th, 2022

5:45 AMFlight BriefingPilot's Tent
6:00 AMFree Admission for Morning FlightMain Gate
6:05 AMSunrise
6:10 AMBalloon LaunchMorning Flight #1 (Weather Permitting)Balloon Launch Area
2:00 PMGates OpenMain Gate
2:00 PMVendors and Kids Areas OpenVendor Area
2:00 PMBeer and Wine Tents Opens3C Beer and Wine Tent
3:00 PM to 6:00 PMLive BandTBAMain Stage
4:00 PM to 9:00 PMTethered RidesTethered Balloon Rides (Weather Permitting)Balloon Launch Area
5:30 PMFlight BriefingPilot's Tent
6:00 PMBalloon LaunchEvening Flight #2 (Weather Permitting)Balloon Launch Area
6:30 PM to 8:30 PMLive BandTBAMain Stage
8:15 PMSunset
8:30 PM to 9:00 PMBalloon Glow #2 (Weather Permitting)Balloon Launch Area
10:00 PMFestival Grounds Close

Sunday, August 7th, 2022

5:45 AMMorning Flight BriefingPilot's Tent
6:00 AMFree Admission for Morning FlightMain Gate
6:06 AMSunrise
6:10 AMBalloon LaunchMorning Flight #2 (Weather Permitting)Balloon Launch Area
2:00 PMGates OpenMain Gate
2:00 PMVendors and Kids Areas OpenVendor Area
2:00 PMBeer and Wine Tents Opens3C Beer and Wine Tent
3:00 PM to 6:00 PMLive BandTBAMain Stage
4:00 PM to 9:00 PMTethered RidesTethered Balloon Rides (Weather Permitting)Balloon Launch Area
5:30 PMFlight BriefingPilot's Tent
6:00 PMBalloon LaunchEvening Flight #3 (Weather Permitting)Balloon Launch Area
6:30 PM to 8:30 PMLive BandTBAMain Stage
8:00 PMBeer and Wine Tent Closes3C Beer and Wine Tent
8:30 PMVendors CloseVendor Area
8:14 PMSunset
8:30 PM to 9:00 PMBalloon Glow #3 (Weather Permitting)Balloon Launch Area
10:00 PMFestival Ends

Chesapeake Bay Balloon Festival is August 5th, 6th and 7th, 2022!

All ballooning activities including static display, tethered rides and balloon flights are weather-dependent.  The decision to inflate hot air balloons is made just prior to the scheduled ballooning activity.  Please note that due to the popularity of our festival, our admissions booths will close when we reach maximum capacity. This is a decision out of our control and made by local law enforcement.  Tickets are non-refundable.

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