Balloon Festival Network is excited to bring 20 hot air balloons, a team of skydivers, powered parachutes, music concerts, dog walk, food, and vendors to Russellville, Arkansas, May 1 - 3, 2015.

Hot Air Balloon Festival Events

Balloon Flights

Tethered Rides

Tandem Skydiving

This is your opportunity to fly with 20 hot air balloons floating high over Russellville the morning of May 2 and 3.  Advanced reservations are required.

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Tandem skydiving will be offered by Team Fastrax.  No experience required.  Must be at least 18.  Reservations are required.  Limited availability.

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Russellville, Arkansas

Balloons over RussVegas

Dog Walk

Support the animal charity of your choice by registering your dog and participating in a one-mile trail walk with your pet on Saturday, May 2, at 10:00 a.m.

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Wing Ding

Find out who has the best hot wings and who can eat the most.  Sample and judge for yourself Saturday, May 2.

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Tethered balloon rides are offered the evening of May 2 at the Russellville Soccer Complex for $15 per person.  No advanced reservations are available.

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May 1, 2015, 7:00 a.m.  Media Hot Air Balloon Flight

                                                               Featuring Hot Air Balloons, Powered Parachutes, and Skydivers.

May 1, 2015, 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Tethered Balloon Rides

                                                               Come and see 20 Hot Air Balloons, Tethered Rides for $15 per person

                                                               Live Entertainment, Skydiving, Powered Parachutes, Food, and Vendors

May 2, 2015, All Day Events at Russellville Soccer Complex

                       7:00 a.m.  Hot Air Balloon Flight and Competition

                                                               Featuring 20 balloons from six states flying over Russellville

10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Tandem Skydiving

                                Your opportunity to go for a Tandem Skydive or fly in a Powered Parachute

10:00 a.m.  Charity Dog Walk

                               One mile trail walk with your dog benefiting the animal charity of your choice.

9:00 a.m.  Zane's Flying Circus

                            Aerial display featuring Powered Parachutes in formation and competition.

                            Limited rides to the public will be available.  No advanced reservations.

 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.  Tethered Balloon Rides

                              Tethered Hot Air Balloon rides for $15 per person, Live Entertainment,

                              NO RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. 

May 3, 2015, 7:00 a.m.  Hot Air Balloon Flight

                                                               Your opportunity to fly with 20 Hot Air Balloons over Russellville.

                                                               Advanced reservations are required.  Limited availability.

Russellville Soccer Complex

All events are weather dependent

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Helicopter Rides by Arkansas Helicopters, Inc. offered May 1, beginning 3:00 p.m. at The Center for the Arts and all day Saturday, May 2 at the Soccer Complex.

Helicopter Rides

Powered Parachutes

See Zane's Flying Circus at the Russellville Soccer Complex all day Saturday, May 2.

Mickey Gilley Concert

Urban Cowboy Reunion Tour starring Mickey Gilley and featuring Johnny Lee. Friday, May 1, 7:00 p.m. at The Center for the Arts, 2209 S. Knoxville, Russellville

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May 1, 2015, 7:00 p.m. Urban Cowboy Reunion Tour

                                                               Mickey Gilley and Johnny Lee in Concert at The Center for the Arts