Balloon Glow Encounter

2024 Balloon Glow Encounter Ticket Information

A Balloon Glow is when a hot air balloon is inflated at dusk, but does not take off and fly. As the sky becomes darker, the pilot will ignite the propane burner to make the balloon light up like a huge light bulb or a Chinese lantern. The propane burner is ignited periodically keeping the balloon inflated with hot air. During this time the balloons will sway and light up as they are synchronized to music. In conjunction with this free event, the Ashland BalloonFest will offer an exclusive opportunity to purchase Glow Encounter Packages. The package will allow you to experience the beauty and magic of the show!

 Buy Tickets here for the 2024 Balloon Glow Event

Buy Tickets for the Balloon Glow Event

Glow Encounter packages will include:

  • Reserved Premier Seating for four (4)
  • Four (4) soft drinks
  • On-site parking for one (1) vehicle
  • An Official Souvenir package
  • Great photo opportunities
  • Memories that will last a life time

Balloon Glow is weather permitting. No refunds.

Ticket purchase will become a tax-deductible donation should weather ground balloons.

  • You can purchase add-on tickets for entry into launch field only.
  • You will need 1 ticket for each person.
  • A ticket is needed for anyone 1 years of age and older for either ticket type (add-on or the 4 pack).

Instructions: Show printed/mobile ticket to parking attendant (keep the ticket). Take printed/mobile ticket to Balloon Glow Encounter table at the information tent to receive:  4 soft drinks, Official BalloonFest souvenir package, and hand stamps for entry for 4 into launch field to watch the balloon glow. You are welcome to bring chairs, blankets, etc.