The Sarasota Balloon Festival kicks off on Thursday, March 8th for a four days of family fun and entertainment! The festival is located at the Premier Sports Campus in Lakewood Ranch and will feature balloon assents, static displays, competition flying, and balloon rides. In addition to hot air balloon related activities, the festival will feature a large carnival, entertainment, and craft, retail & food vendors.
Admission to the festival is free with a parking fee of $20 per car. Those arriving by foot will be charged $10 per person for admission. See the festival’s FAQ post for additional details.
Tethered balloon riders are $20 per person. Balloon flights are $250 per person; tickets can be purchased at the festival’s website.
Carnival wristbands offering unlimited carnival rides are $25 per day. Individual ride tickets are also available for purchase.
- Gates open at 4pm each day
- Free admission
- Parking is $20 per car
Event Sites & Contact
Vendor information can be found at this page at the Sarasota Balloon Festival’s website.
The Premier Sports Campus at Lakewood Ranch, 5895 Post Blvd, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34211Get Directions