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Oklahoma Festival of Ballooning

August 17 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 4:00pm, repeating until August 18, 2018

Oklahoma Festival of Ballooning and Governor’s Trophy Championship!

You are invited to the inaugural 2018 Oklahoma Festival of Ballooning!

Join us as we fill the sky over Muskogee’s Hatbox Field with the beautiful colors and magic of hot air balloons giving rides and competing for the Oklahoma Hot Air Balloon Championship Governor’s Trophy TM!

Both evenings will feature tether rides for those wanting a few minutes in a hot air balloon that is tied with long ropes to the ground. Also featured will be luminous glows just after dark with many of the balloons inflated and lit like enormous lanterns. And, Friday evening, Saturday morning, and Saturday evening will have a few exclusive spots open in some of the baskets for those wanting to reserve an opportunity to fly along with the festival’s pilots as they compete for the 2018 Governor’s Trophy.

This new event is presented by Muskogee Parks & Recreation Department with hot air balloon event management provided by Kansas City AeroSports. Additional support is being provided by The City of Muskogee, Muskogee Tourism and The Greater Muskogee Area Chamber of Commerce.

All hot air balloon activities will be dependent on weather conditions deemed safe for pilots, their crews, passengers and spectators following Federal Aviation Administration regulations.


Residents and visitors of all ages!


Friday             August 17, 2018        6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Saturday         August 18, 2018        7:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.


FREE general admission and open to the public! Food and beverage vendors will be selling a wide variety of menu options on site.

Parking Passes:

$10 per day per vehicle

RV Spots:

$40 per night (Third night free!)

Tether Balloon Rides:

$15 per person

(Friday and Saturday  – Tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis at the event only. Cash and credit card accepted.)

Balloon Passenger Rides: 

$250 per person

(Limited availability. Tickets must be purchased in advance online by Wednesday, August 15. Click here for more information and for a secure ticket purchase link.)


August 17
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hatbox Field
4000 Border Ave
Muskogee, OK 74401 United States
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