Festival Information

The 2018 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, barbecue competition,  great food, nightly fireworks shows, carnival rides and plenty of fun activities for children of all ages.

The 2018 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 21 – 22, 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 8 and under.

NO Pets, Ice chests, Tents, Food, Beverage, Weapons or Illegal Substances are permitted on the festival grounds. Bags, backpacks, wagons and strollers may be subject to security checks for your safety.