Festival Schedule

Time EventsPlace

Friday July 31

6:00 AMFlight BriefingPilot's Tent
7:03 AMSunrise
7:10 AMBalloon LaunchMedia flight (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 9:00 PMTethered RidesTethered Balloon Rides (Weather Permitting)Balloon Launch Area
3:00 PM to 5:00 PMLive BandThe BonedaddiesMain Stage
5:30 PM to 8:30 PMLive BandBand #2 To be announcedMain Stage
5:45 PMFlight BriefingPilot's Tent
6:00 PMBalloon LaunchEvening Flight #1 (Weather Permitting)Balloon Launch Area
8:00 PMBeer and Wine Tent Closes3C Beer and Wine Tent
8:30 PMVendors CloseVendor Area
8:48 PMSunset
8:30 PM to 9:00 PMBalloon Glow #1 (Weather Permitting)Balloon Launch Area
10:00 PMFestival Grounds Close

Saturday, August 1st

6:00 AMFlight BriefingPilot's Tent
6:00 AMFree Admission for Morning FlightMain Gate
7:04 AMSunrise
7:10 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 9:00 PMTethered RidesTethered Balloon Rides (Weather Permitting)Balloon Launch Area
3:00 PM to 5:00 PMLive BandSaved by ZeroMain Stage
5:30 PM to 8:30 PMLive BandBand #2 To be announcedMain Stage
5:45 PMFlight BriefingPilot's Tent
6:00 PMBalloon LaunchEvening Flight #2 (Weather Permitting)Balloon Launch Area
8:00 PMSunset
8:30 PM to 9:00 PMBalloon Glow #2 (Weather Permitting)Balloon Launch Area
10:00 PMFestival Grounds Close

Sunday, August 2nd

6:00 AMMorning Flight BriefingPilot's Tent
6:00 AMFree Admission for Morning FlightMain Gate
7:05 AMSunrise
7:10 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 9:00 PMTethered RidesTethered Balloon Rides (Weather Permitting)Balloon Launch Area
3:00 PM to 5:00 PMLive BandThe Mayo BrothersMain Stage
5:30 PM to 8:30 PMLive BandBand #2 To be announcedMain Stage
5:45 PMFlight BriefingPilot's Tent
6:00 PMBalloon LaunchEvening Flight #3 (Weather Permitting)Balloon Launch Area
8:00 PMBeer and Wine Tent Closes3C Beer and Wine Tent
8:30 PMVendors CloseVendor Area
8:46 PMSunset
8:30 PM to 9:00 PMBalloon LaunchBalloon Glow #3 (Weather Permitting)Balloon Launch Area
10:00 PMFestival Ends

Chesapeake Bay Balloon Festival is postponed until July 30th, 2021!

 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.